Michael Collins

Michael Collins

Human&Nature
Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Human&Nature
Sydney, NSW, Australia
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About

Michael is a forest immersion guide who works with people to deepen their connection with nature and to navigate changes in life. On his intentionally slow, guided forest walks, Michael encourages his clients to go beyond their five senses and relearn the language of our connection with nature. He nurtures a sense of curiosity about the natural world, even getting participants to have conversations with plants and trees. Activities include nature sculpture, constructing things from natural... Michael is a forest immersion guide who works with people to deepen their connection with nature and to navigate changes in life. On his intentionally slow, guided forest walks, Michael encourages his clients to go beyond their five senses and relearn the language of our connection with nature. He nurtures a sense of curiosity about the natural world, even getting participants to have conversations with plants and trees. Activities include nature sculpture, constructing things from natural objects; and mindfulness and meditation. Each walk finishes with a tea ceremony and picnic in a special location. Michael aims to find forest locations with 70% canopy cover, which makes the environment more beneficial because the phytoncides. He currently holds these sessions in the Royal National Park and in the Jervis Bay area. His clients report feelings of bonding with their families, of coming to terms with grief and gaining new insights into their own nature through the physical experience of being in nature. Michael believes there is a sense of release, reflection and a childlike playfulness that helps people get out of their knowing mind and into their curious mind on a walk. The medicinal benefits like the lowering of cortisol, feeling grounded, increased awareness and openness can occur in people many days after a walk, according to Michael. His coaching program, developed over four years, is designed for people going through various life transitions. The “seven-milestone” course shows people how to access transformation and deal with uncertainty as they explore the unknown. Meeting every person is a gift for Michael, as he learns something from every interaction. He loves holding space for people to do difficult things as they navigate new terrain, and build new competence and confidence. With experience in coaching and family constellations, Michael also runs men’s groups on a regular basis in his community. Read more

Languages

English

Therapies

Education and training

Systemic Constellation Training (78 hours) - Maria Dolenc (2021) Integrated Wealth Planning - Old Mutual Wealth (2017) Coaching to Excellence (16 hours) - Centre for Coaching (2008) Chartered Financial Analyst - AIMR (1999) Level 1 & 2 of Partnership Brokers Training - Partnership Brokers Association

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check

No

An insurance policy has been provided

No

Working hours (GMT+10:00) Sydney

Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Michael Collins’s studio location

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Forest Immersion Group Session - Up to 8 people - Royal National Park and in the Jervis Bay area

Please book a discovery call prior to booking. A walk though highly accessible forest on... Please book a discovery call prior to booking. A walk though highly accessible forest on even, flat track, where you are encouraged to slow down and be present. The distance travelled is only one kilometre, with plenty of sitting time when you will engage in practices to deepen your connection with nature. Suitable for people of all abilities. Read more

In person

3 hr 30 min

560 AUD

Forest Immersion Group Session - Up to 9 people - Royal National Park and in the Jervis Bay area

Please book a discovery call before booking.

In person

3 hr 30 min

630 AUD

Forest Immersion Group Session - Up to 10 people - Royal National Park and in the Jervis Bay area

In person

3 hr 30 min

700 AUD

Life Transition Support - 7 sessions

Please book a discovery call prior to booking. In seven sessions, this program will help... Please book a discovery call prior to booking. In seven sessions, this program will help you to navigate life’s transitions – whatever they may be – be it separation, work changes, life changes or grief. 90 minutes per week - for seven weeks $150 per session per session. Read more

In person

10 hr 30 min

1050 AUD

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