Slow down. Pause. Breathe.
Experience the benefits of time in nature
for health and wellbeing.
Nothing like Nature
Nothing like Nature provides nature-based wellbeing sessions in beautiful natural spaces or at your location. We offer Forest Therapy sessions, nature immersions and nature journaling for all ages. Sessions are tailored for each small group and what the environment offers on the day.
Our slow wanders are designed to relax and calm busy minds, awaken the senses and support connections with nature. Nature journaling sessions combine observations and creative documenting. Bring an open heart and your guide will support you to be present in nature mindfully. You are welcome, just as you are.
We also provide information and education sessions, tailored for corporate, community or school settings. These cover the benefits of time in nature, the research science behind these benefits and provide ways to incorporate nature connections into busy urban days to improve health and wellbeing.
Benefits of time in nature
You may have already felt some benefits after spending time in nature like feeling more relaxed, calmer or happier. Research shows that there are many benefits for healthy adults, those with health conditions, and for younger and older people.
reducing stress hormone (cortisol) levels
regulating blood pressure, pulse and heart rate
enhancing cognitive functions
improving memory, concentration, and mental flexibility
increasing emotions such as feeling happy or calm
reducing stress, worries or feelings of sadness.
This 6-minute ABC Catalyst episode has experts (including Kathleen from Nothing like Nature) talking about the benefits of time in nature for children's development and academic performance.
We offer Forest Therapy and
Nature Immersion sessions
Sessions are conducted in beautiful natural environments.
Both offerings are evidence-based, are associated with a range of benefits,
and include light refreshments.
Meet your guide
Dr Kathleen Bagot
Kathleen is the founder and lead guide of Nothing Like Nature. With a PhD in Environmental Psychology, Kathleen understands how our environments affect the way we think, feel and behave. She specialises in the benefits of time in nature (green and blue spaces), for adults and children.
Kathleen is also a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide (trained with the Institute of Forest Therapy, certified by the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance; INFTA). She can guide you on a forest therapy walk or nature immersion, where you will experience the benefits of spending time in nature mindfully.
Originally from lush, green places in Gippsland, traditionally known as Gunaikurnai, Kathleen now lives, works and creates on the unceded lands of the Bunurong and Boon Wurrung people.
“Kathleen is very knowledgeable and obviously loves nature. The three hours went so quickly.
It was like one long meditation.”
We acknowledge that we are on the Traditional Country of the Bunurong and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect the ongoing connection to land and waterways, and acknowledge the living culture of First Nations people.