Emma Swann
It's Naturally You - Forest Therapy
Mount Dandenong, VIC, Australia
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It's Naturally You - Forest Therapy
Mount Dandenong, VIC, Australia
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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. Read more

Languages

English, 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)

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check

No

An insurance policy has been provided

Yes

Working hours (GMT+10:00) Melbourne

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
Closed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

Emma Swann’s studio location

Mount Dandenong, VIC, 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

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This is a one time free session

15 min

FREE

Forest Therapy Session (Private Group - 3 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. Accessibility: The Dandenong walk is 2km with slopes. Walks for people in wheelchairs or with a disability can be arranged by appointment. While Emma’s main offering is scheduled walks for groups, tailored walks for groups of four or more can be arranged by appointment. These session run from 10am-1pm. Read more

In person

3 hr

180 AUD

Forest Therapy Session (Private Group - 4 People)

In person

3 hr

240 AUD

Forest Therapy Session (Private Group - 5 People)

In person

3 hr

300 AUD

Forest Therapy Session (Private Group - 6 People)

In person

3 hr

360 AUD

Forest Therapy Session (Private Group - 7 People)

In person

3 hr

420 AUD

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