Deb Matlock, MA

Nature-based Spiritual Companion and Guide, Animal Communicator, Educator, Spiritual Ecologist

Weaving Your Eco-spiritual Journey into Your Life and Work


When the concept of human spirit is understood as the mode of consciousness in which the individual feels connected to the Cosmos as a whole, it becomes clear that ecological awareness is spiritual in its deepest sense.” 


Fritjof Capra



What could be more empowering and inspiring than living life, deeply connected to the world around us – living in our own authentic and wild rhythms – following a uniquely personal path of empowered spirituality?


Communicating with animals and nature, our spirit guides, and our souls all help us become part of life on earth and beyond. This deep and sacred connection empowers us to live our best lives, offering our authentic selves to this world in an act of fulfilling service.  This type of connection also allows us to sink deeply into the powerful journey that is life.


I hope you join me.

Wild Rhythms Professional Practitioner Trainings

I work with small groups of healers, coaches, educators, and other practitioners to show you how to guide your clients in sacred nature connection practices to aid in their transformation…and to do it from a place of deep grounding in your own practice. 

We nurture your own unique and wildly personal, reciprocal relationship with the earth and the world of spirit, explore your abilities to communicate with animals and the natural world, and deepen your relationship with your wild soul so you can live fully from this place of connection and bring in core sacred nature connection practices to your own clients and communities.


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Spiritually – focused Nature Connection Workshops and Retreats

Wild Rhythms offers a variety of workshops, presentations, and custom programs to help participants increase awareness, experience the outdoors, and deepen their connection to Spirit, animals, and the earth.  These fun, thoughtful, and experientially-based programs are available upon request for groups and organizations.


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 Why is this work so important?

As you know, in many cases people behave as if the other beings on this earth do not have inherent value independent of their “use” for humans.  The amazing, beautiful, magical natural world is often relegated to the status of “resource” instead of being alive and valuable in it its own right.

Helping to create a world where animals and nature are valued and honored and also where humans live with a deep sense of connection to Living Spirit, themselves, each other, and the rest of the world is truly of sacred importance.  

I am sure you agree with me when I say that we must learn (or relearn) how to live compassionately and respectfully with others, human and non-human alike. We must do this because we are all part of the web of life on this planet; we all need each other in order to survive and indeed to thrive.  It is within this sense of connectedness and relationship, that we may find a new way forward.

I am not alone in my thinking and indeed many people, organizations, businesses, etc. are focused on these very issues.  It is my intention that my life’s work will add to this and support not only those seeking a sense of deep connection for the first time, but those who are already doing this work in their own unique ways and wish to deepen and expand their experience.


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C.M. , At-home Mother, Silver Spring, MD

“Working with Deb is a very powerful experience. Her unique skill set along with her amazing intuition really helped bring my own personal issues into focus so I could handle them authentically. She has given me countless suggestions, ideas and exercises to help me stay connected to the beauty around me and grounded during some of the most chaotic times of my life. I highly recommend working with her!”

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