Nature Connects Founders and Session Leaders

Alice Wall

Nature Practicioner

Alice has set-up and run nature sessions in Cornwall over the last 7 years, including running the popular 'Nature Playgroup' for families.  In her sessions she shares knowledge of bush craft, foraging, fire-making, nature games, plant alchemy and more!  She has a passion for sharing skills and creatively engaging people with plants.  Her enthusiasm for nature is contagious and you shouldn’t fail to discover something new and have fun during a session with her.

‘Finding nature in my twenties helped me recover from loss and trauma and has become a love, passion and career.’

Sarah Witts

Practitioner in Ecopsychology

Sarah has had a passionate and healing relationship to nature since childhood.

Throughout her professional career she has worked as a Youth worker and Support worker and currently works as a Community Coach.  In her wild time she has spent time in tribe, and in Nature Connection camps for adults and children here and abroad exploring different models.

She is currently studying a Foundation in Ecopsychology and Nature based practice. She brings all her experience and knowledge and life-long passions together in her work, recognising the power nature has in transforming people and societies to be healthier and more resilient.  

 

‘I have always been fascinated by what it means to be indigenous in our modern world and my immersion in nature connection has sparked a passion to support others exploration of what that question means to them’

Roxanna Mohtashemi

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Roxanna sits on Nature Connects board, in an advisory capacity, helping us to monitor and evaluate the therapeutic element of our work.  

Roxanna has been working in mental health for over ten years and currently works as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in a Community Mental Health Team. Her work involves direct psychological provision for individuals with complex mental health needs and the systems surrounding them. She also supports the multidisciplinary team to work with in a psychologically informed way. Her areas of interest include complex trauma and attachment theory.  

“My personal and professional experiences over the years have demonstrated to me the importance of a holistic approach to wellbeing. As stress and trauma are held in the body, activities such as movement and connection to nature can be an important part of healing.  I’m excited to be a part of this initiative to support people who are experiencing distress to use their own connection to nature as an alternative to traditional talking therapies. “ 

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