Amy Tuttle, is a threshold guide, council facilitator, and arts & healing practitioner. She began her dance with nature-based rites of passage in 2007, when she started guiding wilderness immersions for students. Her journey has led her into deep study with groups like Animas Valley Institute and the School of Lost Borders- where she completed the 2021 month-long Vision Fast training. In April 2022, she had the blessing of co-guiding Vision Fast Ceremony at High Hope Ranch in Glen Rose, TX.
Tuttle’s intention is to midwife meaning through life’s many transitions. She supports shifts in the human life cycle, including deathwork. Tuttle’s offerings are an intuitive collaboration between: creative expression, ceremony, grief-work, trauma-healing, and council-based practices. She considers her work a simple+deep process of storytelling to support personal growth, guide community-building, and shape cultural transformation. Passionate about diversity & accessibility inside of this body of work, she integrates these practices in urban landscapes.
With experiences ranging from individual and small group Rites of Passage to Arts-Based First Response in disaster-relief scenarios; she’s worked as a guide in a diversity of settings. Midwifing the process of death and dying with patients in hospice care, supporting trauma-informed rites of passage in various Mental Health Units, in Cincinnati’s Veterans Administration Hospital, supporting youth Rites of Passage programs including school-based programming, serving as a trainer/mentor- guiding the trajectory of global Arts in Medicine efforts (trained and mentored over 1500 practitioners around the world), and supporting individuals through private practice: Thunder Healing Arts.
Tuttle’s vision is a world animated by connection, empathy, and authentic response.
Tuttle holds an MA in Arts in Transformation, Teaching Certificate in Movement Intelligence, WFA, CPR, and Psychological First Aid certificates.
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