Emma Swann

Emma Swann

It's Naturally You - Forest Therapy
Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia

About

Emma is a forest therapy guide offering guided walks around some of Victoria’s most beautiful places. Highly qualified in environmental management and experienced as a wildlife guide, Emma has sound knowledge of nature as therapy. Emma enjoys sharing her love of the outdoors and nature with people, and witnessing its calming and healing powers on everyone. Her clients report feeling calmer, re-energised, more connected to themselves and the space around them and stress free. Emma says that... Emma is a forest therapy guide offering guided walks around some of Victoria’s most beautiful places. Highly qualified in environmental management and experienced as a wildlife guide, Emma has sound knowledge of nature as therapy. Emma enjoys sharing her love of the outdoors and nature with people, and witnessing its calming and healing powers on everyone. Her clients report feeling calmer, re-energised, more connected to themselves and the space around them and stress free. Emma says that walking with a forest therapy guide helps to release your inner child and engage in simple things that bring you joy and peace. Doing it with others can add an enriching dimension to the experience. The well-established physical health benefits of forest therapy include decreased cortisol levels, blood pressure and blood glucose levels. It also helps to decrease pain and depression and increase a positive mood and energy levels, as well as production of natural cells vital for a healthy immune system. Emma has a passion for research and studied the science of Nature Connection through the University of Derby, with some key themes from this study appearing in her walks. She has a Masters in Environmental Management, certification with the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance and worked for a number of years as a wildlife guide, taking international tourists to some of Victoria's wildest places. Having studied and practiced Insight Meditation for close to a decade, some of Emma’s meditation techniques also find their way into her forest therapy sessions. Emma and her business partner Rob have completed several research projects investigating the relationships between human health and wellbeing and time spent in the natural environment. Their research found overwhelmingly that interaction with nature and natural elements (such as plants, fresh air and natural light) has a profoundly positive impact on human health and wellbeing. Emma offers walks at the following locations: Altona Dandenong Ranges Eltham Lysterfield Montmorency Viewbank She also offers accessible walks suitable for people in wheelchairs (all terrain preferably), limited mobility or vision impairment at: Lysterfield Dandenong Ranges Toolangi She can also tailor your private Forest Therapy experience to be in a different location. Read more

Languages

English and Spanish

Therapies

Membership of professional associations

  • International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance (INFTA)

Education and training

Certified and Accredited Forest Therapy Guide - International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance (2019)

Working hours (GMT+10:00) Melbourne

Monday
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Tuesday
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Wednesday
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Friday
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Saturday
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Sunday
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Emma Swann’s studio location

Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia

Exact location will be provided after booking

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Discovery call session

A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about... A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about your current challenges, goals and pain points. This is a key opportunity for us to start building a relationship and understand how I may be able to assist you. You can also learn more about my expertise and knowledge, the success I have had in helping others with similar issues, and consider whether my offerings will be able to meet your needs. Ultimately, a discovery call helps to determine if there is a good fit and we can decide if we would like to take the next steps together. Read more

Online

15 min

FREE

Forest Therapy Session (Private Group - 2 People)

Participants are guided along a trail in a beautiful forested area for approximately three... Participants are guided along a trail in a beautiful forested area for approximately three hours. You will stop at selected spots along the way for different activities that are designed to bring about relaxation and connect you with your senses and the place. Come away feeling lighter and stress free, and become more familiar with some amazing places in Melbourne's great outdoors. Emma can tailor a walk to you and your needs. It can be for any number of people, at an established trail or a new site more suitable for you. This option is perfect for groups of friends, a relaxing half day getaway experience or part of a wellness program for work groups. Established trail locations: We have a number of locations around Melbourne where we have run walks and done a risk assessment of the site. These established trails are at the following locations: Altona Dandenong Ranges Eltham Lysterfield Montmorency Viewbank Accessible established trials: Nature is for everyone and Forest Therapy is for everyone - people of all abilities must have the opportunity to access nature. Emma has established trails that are suitable for people in wheelchairs (all terrain preferably), limited mobility or vision impairment. She has run walks with people of all abilities at these locations and have conducted risk assessments for wheelchair and vision impaired clients at these locations: Lysterfield Dandenong Ranges Toolangi For a little extra you can have a picnic lunch included at the end of your private walk. This includes a fresh focaccia, cheese and fruit platters, a sweet, and Australian bush tea. This add-on costs $30 per person. Read more

In person

3 hr

320 AUD

Forest Therapy Session (Private Group - 3-7 People)

In person

3 hr

360 AUD

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