credentials

qualifications

International Forest Therapy Guide Diploma – Nature & Therapy UK

MProf in Leadership for Sustainable Development – Forum for the Future/ University of Middlesex

BSc (Hons) Environmental Life Science (1st class) – University of Nottingham

ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid

Mental Health First Aider – MHFA England

CPD Training

Shinrin Yoku CPD Practitioner Training – Nature & Therapy UK (2019)

Natural Mindfulness Guide Training – approved by the International Mindfulness & Meditation Alliance (2020)

Nature Connectedness: for a new relationship with nature – University of Derby (2021)

testimonials from organisations

Sarah Cowling of The Wildlife Trust (Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire & Cambridgeshire): Another wonderful walk led by Nicola of Company of Nature. Such a wonderful experience for our participants who all had a peaceful and reenergising evening. Nic is a pleasure to work with, she makes the process of organising a walk with her so easy and is eager to meet the needs of your group. Nic’s attention to detail and preparation for each walk is commendable as she adjust activities for each site and group.

Hayley Clear of Central Bedfordshire Council: I’d never attended a forest bathing session before and didn’t know what to expect, I really enjoyed it. Nicola was a very good instructor, she planned the session really well and had really thought about which areas of the park would work best, she explained what forest bathing was and the activities she did with the group really helped focus the mind, I soon felt calmer, lighter and more engaged with my environment. Forest bathing is definitely something I would do again and I will be encouraging all my friends to give it a go, I feel it would be a huge benefit from people suffering with their mental health especially after the last twelve months.”

testimonial from event participants

I found it very therapeutic, it was very relaxing and de stressing just to switch off completely from work mode. Also interesting to hear about some of the science behind why forest bathing is good for the mind and body.

Thank you for running the forest bathing session last week, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I certainly relaxed during the session. It was a great way to unwind and de-stress and I’ll definitely recommend to others.

“It was a lovely way to spend a few hours. I felt calmer and its created some really nice memories. I’d definitely like to do more forest bathing.”