Catalyzing personal empowerment and societal transformation for environmental sustainability


"The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think."
Gregory Bateson

Personal Therapy
Organizational Consulting
Community Sustainability
Transition Pima
Events, Meetings
Natural Systems Blog
Contact Information


Support a community project to build a sustainable future

Community Assessment & Sustainability Inventory -- Info and Updates

Contact us if you'd like to see this project come to life in Tucson!

Choose your Grim Fairy Tale ending

How can following your natural attractions lead to...

  • a daily retreat for your psyche and spirit?
  • personal health and empowerment?
  • mirroring nature's organizational strength and adaptability?
  • a supportive, cooperative community?
  • a sane society with a richness of diversity?
  • vibrant, relocalized economies?
  • a sustainable planet?

   Attraction Retreat (AR), is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. AR was founded in the Spring of 2001 on San Juan Island, moved to Bellingham, WA for four years, and in the Summer of 2006 relocated to Tucson, AZ and is doing business there as Natural Systems Solutions. Our major project in Tucson is the Campaign For Our Lives, now affiliated with Transition US and known as Transition Pima. We are dedicated to helping create a just, sustainable, and peaceful world by empowering individuals, building healthy and mutually supportive communities, and educating for sustainability. We do this by using the models and metaphors provided by natural systems--which are a natural part of who we are. Our unique offerings work interdependently to help realize these goals. Join our Holistic Living Network, and we can realize these goals together.

The three branches of our tree of life

Natural Systems Solutions
Consulting and Design--
For sustainable lifestyles,
organizations, and communities.

EcoTherapy and Life Coaching Services
to improve relationships,
increase well-being, and maximize potential
--for individuals and groups

The Holistic Living Institute
to raise awareness, change attitudes, and increase sustainable behaviors through integrated, experiential education in Natural Systems

   We feel that the emergence of a just, sustainable twenty-first century reality will require

  • personal healing, transformation, and empowerment;
  • the re-birth of mutually supportive, interdependent relocalized communites;
  • awareness of effective tools and processes needed to catalyze systemic cultural change necessary to sustain the planet; and
  • networking with other change-agents to cocreate a new story--using ecological wisdom and social justice to enable sustainability.

   Each of Attraction Retreat's three branches contributes to the fulfillment of one or more of these requirements--and, when woven together synergistically, they have the potential to make a powerful contribution to the creation of a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.

   Let yourself remember how to think and act the way nature works.

   For more information about our programs and services, follow the links at the top of the left column. If you would like to schedule an introductory consultation session or arrange a presentation or workshop for your group, please contact or give Dave or Allison, co-founders of Attraction Retreat, a call at (520) 887-2502.

A message for peace from AR's Executive Director


"You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here."
Alan Watts


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