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Lindsay Branham

Lindsay Branham is an Emmy-nominated film director and an eco-doula, and she is currently completing her PhD in psychology at the University of Cambridge. For two decades, she has led collaborative film-based interventions to address human rights and ecological crises. Her doctoral research focuses on intersectional environmentalism and how to foster a reciprocal, embodied relationship with the Earth. Lindsay is writing her first book, Heartwood, which will be published by Sounds True in 2025, about ensoulment and ensoilment; creating a relationship with trees as a way to bridge the disconnection between humans and nature that is driving climate collapse. Lindsay’s experience with contemplative practices and perennial philosophies spans decades. She has led gatherings that explore an expanded spiritual paradigm and facilitate an experiential interconnection with every living thing. She is trained as a Buddhist eco-doula to provide spiritual support in climate collapse and is a certified psychedelic facilitator. She sources from various wisdom and mindfulness traditions, including ecological animism, Mahayana Buddhism, mystical Christianity, embodiment, subtle energy healing, and conscious service. Lindsay is committed to the spiral-like relationship between personal and collective transformation and intersectional equity and justice. She loves poetry and, in particular, Rilke’s poem I Live My Life in Widening Circles.

Lindsay Branham is a psychologist focused on embodied and erotic ecology. She is trained as a Buddhist eco-doula and is finishing her PhD in psychology at the University of Cambridge on the reciprocal, embodied relationship between humans and the Earth.

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Lindsay Branham

Lindsay Branham is an Emmy-nominated film director and an eco-doula, and she is currently completing her PhD in psychology at the University of Cambridge. For two decades, she has led collaborative film-based interventions to address human rights and ecological crises. Her doctoral research focuses on intersectional environmentalism and how to foster a reciprocal, embodied relationship with the Earth. Lindsay is writing her first book, Heartwood, which will be published by Sounds True in 2025, about ensoulment and ensoilment; creating a relationship with trees as a way to bridge the disconnection between humans and nature that is driving climate collapse. Lindsay’s experience with contemplative practices and perennial philosophies spans decades. She has led gatherings that explore an expanded spiritual paradigm and facilitate an experiential interconnection with every living thing. She is trained as a Buddhist eco-doula to provide spiritual support in climate collapse and is a certified psychedelic facilitator. She sources from various wisdom and mindfulness traditions, including ecological animism, Mahayana Buddhism, mystical Christianity, embodiment, subtle energy healing, and conscious service. Lindsay is committed to the spiral-like relationship between personal and collective transformation and intersectional equity and justice. She loves poetry and, in particular, Rilke’s poem I Live My Life in Widening Circles.

Lindsay Branham is a psychologist focused on embodied and erotic ecology. She is trained as a Buddhist eco-doula and is finishing her PhD in psychology at the University of Cambridge on the reciprocal, embodied relationship between humans and the Earth.

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