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Meet Your Guide

Your guide, Alana, is an Accredited Forest Therapy Guide and Registered Therapist. Learn more about her here.

Alana is a an Accredited Forest Therapy Guide and member of the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance. Additionally she is a Registered Art Therapist working with many clients who have mental health challenges and trauma.

Alana writes about her journey to becoming a Forest Therapy Guide:

During lockdowns, my daily walks became my primary tool for coping with uncertainty, stress and fatigue. I began to notice how restorative spending time in nature was. After spending the whole day inside and in front of a screen, my senses would feel numbed but after my time in nature, I felt like I had been reconnected and my senses re-tuned.

Nature's peaceful slowness also provided me with a sense of stability and helped me feel more acceptance for what I couldn't control.

I have also always enjoyed spending time exploring nature, camping, visiting waterfalls, countryside drives, and working with nature as an Art Therapist. I begun the course for Forest Therapy Guiding at the end of 2021 through the INFTA, where I learned how to be more present in nature, what the current research shows, and how to facilitate a positive, connecting nature experience for others as an Accredited Forest Therapy Guide.

Read more about Alana Stewart, director, forest therapy guide and Registered Art Therapist

This is your call to slow down
and connect with nature

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