About Sonya

 

Hello, I'm Sonya. Welcome to Adore Your Outdoors.  

I LOVE trees & moss, and I'm proud of it :)  I've even overcome my childhood fear of spiders! 

I started Adore Your Outdoors in 2019 when I decided to follow my dream. 

Why? I felt driven to: 

  • Spend more time outside in nature
  • Connect with my creative side and
  • Help others live a happy and healthy life 

I passionately believe in the benefits of talking therapy, however, I am also convinced a connection to nature plays a vital role in healing and maintaining ongoing good mental health


Relevant certifications include:

- Forest Therapy Guide (accredited by the Global Institute of Forest Therapy (GIFT))

- Earthwalk Leader (Earthwalks UK)

- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (AQA)

- Level 2 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Mental Health (Cache)

- Forest School First Aid with Level 3 Paediatric First Aid (ITC First). 

- Full, enhanced DBS check. 

- Meditation and Mindfulness teacher (in progress)

- Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England)


Family & Interests:

I live in Hampshire with my son, who loves nature just as much as I do (my greatest achievement yet). I have walked on fire, gone diving with sharks and David Copperfield made me disappear live on stage in Las Vegas. 

In my spare time, I love helping to run Wildlife Tots with the Hampshire Wildlife Trust. I also enjoy yoga, meditation, gardening and walking. 

Read more about me in the blog

 

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