Mindful In Nature
Experience the transformative power of nature with Mindful in Nature's guided forest therapy and nature-based wellness experiences in Western Australia. Step into the lush embrace of breath-taking forests and embark on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation.
Join our expert guides on a tranquil walk through the forest, where you'll restore your sense of deep calm and reconnect with the natural world around you. Through the practice of Shinrin-yoku, or forest therapy, you'll learn to slow down, tune in to your senses, and immerse yourself in the present moment.
At Mindful in Nature, we believe in the inherent healing qualities of nature and its ability to enhance our overall well-being. Our unique approach combines mindfulness training with the power of nature, fostering a stronger connection between individuals and their environment.
Whether you seek respite from the bustling city life or desire a deeper understanding of yourself, our nature-based wellness experiences provide the perfect opportunity to nourish your mind, body, and soul. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Perth's natural areas or explore the captivating landscapes of Margaret River, and discover the profound benefits of mindfulness in nature.
Embark on a transformative journey with Mindful in Nature and unlock the harmonious balance between inner peace and the natural world. Book your experience today and reconnect with yourself and the stunning surroundings of Western Australia.
Belinda McCawley - Founder of Mindful in Nature
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Management
Diploma of Management
Diploma Work Health & Safety
Graduate Certificate, Sustainable Development
Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP)
Registered Meditation Teacher
Accredited Mental Health First Aider
International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance (INFTA) Accredited Forest Therapy Guide
Diploma of Coaching, Mentoring and Interpersonal Facilitation
Graduate Diploma Psychology - Current
Belinda is committed to protecting and enhancing the environment for future generations.
Belinda's passion for the natural environment began as a teenager growing up in Western Australia's South West. Her parents would take her into the Jarrah forest looking for firewood. She noticed how all her teenage worries faded when she wandered in the bushland.
Belinda studied environmental management as a mature age student and went onto a corporate career as an environmental scientist. Belinda's work included developing environmental impact assessments, sustainable development projects and conservation programs.
Then a phone call changed everything. A teenager in her close family received a devastating diagnosis.
Belinda stepped into a key support role over the next few years of gruelling treatment. To manage her own high levels of stress, Belinda turned to meditation and eventually qualified as a meditation teacher. Meditation helped her to support the family as they came to terms with the painful decline and eventual loss of their precious teenager. Meditation had proved its value in the toughest of circumstances.
Through these same years, an increasing number of scientific studies were proving the health benefits of meditation and walking in nature. For Belinda this was no surprise. She knew first hand how powerful these practices could be, but until now she hadn't considered putting the two together.
There can be significant times in your life when several threads come together.
At that moment your mission becomes clear.
You know what you are meant to do with your one precious life.
The combination of personal experience and scientific evidence combined to conduct a set of personal commitments.
- To integrate biological systems to promote resilience, essential for the sustained maintenance of human well being and the planet.
- To conduct mindful forest therapy experiences for people experiencing stress in their everyday lives.
- To engage with companies and municipalities to activate their natural environments for the benefit of people who live there.
Qualifications & Awards
INFTA Accredited Forest Therapy Guide
Meditation Association Australia
Mental Health First Aider
Meditation Association Australia
Quality Tourism Accredited Business
Sustainable Tourism Accredited Business
Finalist FACET Golden Guide Award
2022 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards