Author Archives: owenokie

About owenokie

I'm a Clinical Herbalist, Wilderness Therapist and HeartMath Provider living in Scotland and am also studying Buddhist Psychotherapy.

The Explorer’s Kit – what resources do you need to explore the wilderness of the psyche?

Interested in embarking on a journey into your own interior wilderness? Curious or apprehensive? During Chaos to Quest, our wilderness adventure in Scotland this Septmber we will be spending part of our time exploring the region by foot and canoe, … Continue reading

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From Chaos to Quest – An Adventure in Nature

From Chaos to Quest – An Adventure in Nature Explore nature, both inner and outer, during a 6-day adventure by canoe and foot in the Northwest Highlands. Uncover the deeper narrative of your life while exploring the magical wilds of … Continue reading

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On Suffering and the Kaleidoscope of Love | The Heart of The Healer

This blog, written by my dear friend Rebecca, is a testimony to the grace and courage with which she and her husband Jason, have taken head on one of life’s greatest challenges; cancer.  They have been a great inspiration to … Continue reading

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Allostasis – an integral model for health and disease and its intersections with Chinese Medicine and Karma.

Jay Schulkin’s book, Rethinking Homeostasis: allostatic regulation in physiology and pathophysiology, is s a thorough discussion of the concept of allostasis. The concept of allostasis as described by Schulkin is a useful model that integrates often disparate scientific realms from … Continue reading

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From Chaos to Quest – An Adventure in Nature

  From Chaos to Quest – An Adventure in Nature is a “wilderness therapy” adventure facilitated by Owen Okie, wilderness guide to our inner nature, and mountain guide Tim Hamlet.     Why from Chaos to Quest? From Chaos to … Continue reading

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How to reset your body clock, and get better sleep, with hiking boots and a tent – The Washington Post

  I’ve written before about disruption to circadian rhythm and the “body clock” by electronic devices and their impact on sleep. This article brings up another solution, camping and time outdoors, as a means of restoring healthy circadian rhythm. It … Continue reading

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Herbs and Meditation – using herbal medicine to support your spiritual practice.

Herbs and Meditation In addition to supporting general health and vitality there are a number of ways in which herbs can support your meditation. Their effect can be initiated in various ways – they can interact with your brain via … Continue reading

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