Our Team

We have a highly skilled, multidisciplinary, international team.

Meet the Team

Get to know our Nádúr team members

Shirley Gleeson

Shirley Gleeson

Co-founder and Managing Director

BSocSc, MSW, MA

Dr. Donal O'Keeffe

Dr. Donal O'Keeffe

Co-founder and Executive Director

BA, MSc, PhD 

Angela Stangoe

Angela Stangoe

Mental Health Advisor for Nádúr

Dip Counselling, Dip Supervision, MBACP

Diarmuid McAree

Diarmuid McAree

Forestry Advisor for Nádúr

BAgrSc, MAgrSc

Dr. Carol-Anne O’Brien

Dr. Carol-Anne O’Brien

Advocacy Advisor for Nádúr

BA, MSW, PhD

Evelyn Cecil

Evelyn Cecil

Mental Health Advisor for Nádúr

Bsc, MBASW

Belinda Brummer

Belinda Brummer

Learning Design Advisor for Nádúr

Dip, HDip, MSc

David Marshall

David Marshall

Embodiment Advisor for Nádúr

BSW, MSW, Chief Instructor Disciple Long Zhan, Qiqong Master

Patrick Gleeson

Patrick Gleeson

Health and Wellness Advisor for Nádúr

BSc

Joseph Plowman

Joseph Plowman

Positive Psychology Advisor for Nádúr

BSc, MSc, PG Dip

Carrie Starbuck

Carrie Starbuck

Social Media Manager and Team Assistant for Nádúr

BA, MA

Suzanne Radford

Suzanne Radford

Communications Advisor and Trainer for Nádúr

BA, MA

Kerry Walker

Kerry Walker

Trainer and Mentor for Nádúr

HDip, MA

Our Story

Both Shirley and Donal are passionate believers in social justice and the dignity and respect for all human beings and the natural world. We are driven by excellence and the highest ethics. We firmly believe people should have a choice in terms of their mental health care. We have combined experience of 35 years working in the areas of mental health practice, mental health research, psychology, social work and health care.

Not only do we think it’s important to think outside the box, but it’s more important to think outside the system that created that box. We believe that nature-based interventions such as Forest Bathing and Integrative Forest Therapy should be used within health services and systems globally, so people who are struggling the most can experience the therapeutic power of nature.

We support the reconnection of people to nature by reintroducing them to the immense beauty, awe and wonder that is sometimes forgotten or overlooked since childhood. All of our trainings and interventions utilise the latest cutting-edge research on human health and the environment, international nature connection practices, expressive arts, and wisdom from ancient traditions.

 

Interested in Joining Us?

We are growing our international group of trainers and mentors so if you have undertaken previous Forest Bathing or Forest Therapy training from a reputable training organisation and are interested in becoming a trainer or mentor with Nádúr, please contact us on info@nadurforesttherapy.com

Our Values

Excellence

Integrity & Authenticity

Inclusivity

Sustainability

Impact Focus

The ancient rhythms of the earth have insinuated themselves into the rhythms of the human heart. The earth is not outside us; it is within us: the clay from where the tree of the body grows – John O’ Donohue.

We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us.
So, when we say that we have lost our connection to nature. We have lost our connection to ourselves – Andy Goldsworthy

The deadening of our senses is at the heart of the environmental crisis and… reawakening them is an integral step towards renewing our bond with the earth – Laura Sewall

It is in the space of wonder, wisdom and often in the silences contributed by nature that we are gifted with the capacity of recovering such a healing, wholeness as we have lost in a civilisation that has insisted on the utility of meaningless dualism – Micheal D. Higgins

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Trainings

Forest Bathing Guide Certificate 

This training covers the areas of nature-based health promotion, ecowellness, and disease prevention.

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Integrative Forest Therapy Practitioner Certificate

This practitioner level works with individuals experiencing psychological distress, mild, or moderate mental health difficulties.

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Three Day Nature Immersion Training

There is an option to complete a 3 day, in person, nature immersive training in a country near you.

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Address

Nádúr
Centre for Integrative Forest Therapy
Ground Floor
71 Lower Baggot Street
Dublin
D02 P593
Ireland