We have a highly skilled, multidisciplinary, international team.
Meet the Team
Get to know our Nádúr team members
Co-founder and Managing Director
BSocSc, MSW, MA
Dr. Donal O'Keeffe
Co-founder and Executive Director
BA, MSc, PhD
Mental Health Advisor for Nádúr
Dip Counselling, Dip Supervision, MBACP
Forestry Advisor for Nádúr
Dr. Carol-Anne O’Brien
Advocacy Advisor for Nádúr
BA, MSW, PhD
Mental Health Advisor for Nádúr
Learning Design Advisor for Nádúr
Dip, HDip, MSc
Embodiment Advisor for Nádúr
BSW, MSW, Chief Instructor Disciple Long Zhan, Qiqong Master
Health and Wellness Advisor for Nádúr
Positive Psychology Advisor for Nádúr
BSc, MSc, PG Dip
Social Media Manager and Team Assistant for Nádúr
Communications Advisor and Trainer for Nádúr
Trainer and Mentor for Nádúr
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Integrity & Authenticity
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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Forest Bathing Guide Certificate
This training covers the areas of nature-based health promotion, ecowellness, and disease prevention.
Integrative Forest Therapy Practitioner Certificate
This practitioner level works with individuals experiencing psychological distress, mild, or moderate mental health difficulties.
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Centre for Integrative Forest Therapy
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