Wild Medicine Heart

Nature Inspired Expressive Arts Programs

Nichole Warwick, M.A.

 
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I feel so fortunate to have found that sweet-spot in my life where my purpose and passions are actualized in my professional life. I absolutely love being with youth, creating in and with nature, and cultivating the ecology of imaginations! 

I am a mother, grandmother, educational therapist, and a trauma-informed expressive arts educator/facilitator. My areas of expertise include Person-Centered psychology, youth leadership and development, social and emotional intelligence, project and inquiry-based learning, behavior change, positive discipline, eco-psychology, grief, and environmental education. I have worked with youth and families for over 23 years in the fields of education and psychology. 

When I'm not cultivating creativity with youth, I'm protecting the environments in which they learn and play. I am employed as a Person-Centered Expressive Arts Facilitator/Educator for the  REACH Charter School and as an Environmental Health Program Manager for Daily Acts. I am Co-Founder and Executive Director of FACTS: Families Advocating for Chemical and Toxic Safety. I serve on the Ceres Community Project's Board of Directors as Secretary and advise on the Governance Committee and the Program Quality Committee.

A deep desire for social and environmental justice influences my professional and volunteer work in Sonoma County. In 2012, I was recognized by the California State Legislature, Sonoma County Conservation Council, and Sierra Club Sonoma for my contributions with the Outstanding Environmental Education Program/Educator Award for Special Innovation and Insight in Teaching Students About the Environment. My environmental education projects in the Sebastopol Unified School District also received Special Congressional Recognition by the United States House of Representatives. I was a nominee for the American Red Cross Real Hero in the Environment in 2013. 

I earned a Master’s Degree in Integrative Psychology (2007) and a Certificate in Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change (2005) from Saybrook University. I completed advanced training in Community Resilience & Trauma Healing with the Center for Mind Body Medicine and the Sonoma Community Resilience Collaborative (2019). I was trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader (2012) and by Occidental Arts and Ecology Center as a Garden Teacher (2009). I have a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Sonoma State University (1998).

I am trained in Basic Life Support: Adult CPR, Child CPR, Infant CPR, Emergency Basic First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Cognitive A.E.D. Skills (certificate number 98665170-71