My Nature Connection
I would like to acknowledge that my practice in Nashville, TN is on the traditional lands of the S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), and ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East) People, and pay my respect to elders both past and present.
Musenge Luchembe Hayslett, LMFT, LPC-MHSP,Somatic Ecotherapist, is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. She has training in Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy, Brainspotting, IFS, Authentic Movement and Reiki, Acupressure, and earned her Ecotherapy Certificate from The Earthbody Institute in 2018. Some populations Musenge has worked with include immigrants and refugees with environmental and war trauma as well as social activists and people of the global majority (PGM) in the LBGTQA+ community.
Musenge’s advocacy and appreciation for nature began in the tropical forests that surrounded her childhood home in her native country of Zambia. Musenge moved frequently as child but always made friends with the trees and animals around her until she moved to the United States as teenager. After a very difficult transition to California, Musenge was able to reconnect with nature, feel safe in her new home and deepen her spiritual connection to nature through participating in several years of ecotherapy sessions.
Musenge supports her clients in experiencing a similar sense of freedom, creativity and healing at Edwin Warner Park, in Nashville, TN. In addition to Urban Ecotherapy, Musenge also practices Indoor Ecotherapy and Animal Assisted Therapy with her two senior Chihuahua/Terriers, Doobie and Socrates, as well as provides workshops for other healers.
Musenge enjoys walking the trails with her partner and young children tending to her indoor and outdoor plants, listening to live music on the grass at Centennial Park, canoeing the Harpeth River and trying out new ethnic dishes.