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The Forest Studio

Psychosynthesis, Nature-Based Mindfulness Counselling
& Contemplative Art Courses for Women

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Hello & Welcome

My name is Rachel. I specialize in nature-based mindfulness, psychosynthesis, and contemplative arts. This unique approach emphasizes the connection between mindfulness, nature, and self - and helps guide women towards transformative action so they can live the life that is calling to them. 

Have you ever felt like there is an internal struggle inside of you? One part of you really wants to accomplish a goal, but the other part sabotages any progress towards the goal? Psychosynthesis can help you make peace with these parts of self, and find ways to move forward together. 


Psychosynthesis is a trauma-informed coaching approach that is focused on women's personal growth and development. It is based on an integrative psychology that believes that everyone has different parts or sub-personalities that make up their personality, and that these parts can be integrated into a more complete and harmonious whole.


Nature-based mindfulness is a type of practice that involves using the natural world as a way to connect with one's inner self and develop a greater sense of peace and clarity. When combined with psychosynthesis, nature-based mindfulness can provide a powerful framework for personal growth and development.​

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How can these approaches help me?

In addition to exploring the different sub-personalities, psychosynthesis also emphasizes the importance of connecting with one's deeper sense of purpose and meaning in life. Nature-based mindfulness can provide a powerful way to connect with this sense of purpose, by helping women to connect with the natural world and its rhythms and cycles. This may involve developing a greater appreciation for the beauty of the natural world, and using it as a source of inspiration for personal growth and transformation.

The crafting of a meaningful life is really at the heart of our work together. My services are virtual which means I can work with women across the world. Here are some examples of how these approaches can help you:

  • ​Develop daily practices for mindfulness, self-reflection, stress management, and integration of parts of self to increase feelings of happiness and wholeness.

  • Find the source of what is making you feel stuck so you can change patterns for good and be the 'you' you want to be.

  • Connect with the natural world and the healing effects of the forests, mountains, oceans and stars to replenish your energy.

  • Learn techniques to anchor when the waters around you are stormy, and painful feelings have surfaced.

  • Navigate difficult life experiences like divorce or the death of a loved one, and be supported through grief and re-adjustment phases.

  • Find meaning and purpose in the second half of life.

  • Understand feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, and imposter syndrome, and reconnect to your authentic self.

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Nature-Based Mindfulness

Do you dream about slowing down, emptying your mind and completely regenerating your strength? Being in connection with the forests, oceans, stars, and everything wild is the best medicine for our well-being, happiness, and spiritual growth. Nature Based Mindfulness can help you deepen your connection and spiritual practice with the natural world, and fall in love with the beauty of nature. This work will help reawaken a vivid sense of interconnection within yourself and the world around you. A natural remedy to build resiliency, and strengthen mental health and wellness. Virtual or outdoor sessions available.

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Words to Live By

“Heal yourself with the light of the sun and the rays of the moon. With the sound of the river and the waterfall. With the swaying of the sea and the fluttering of birds. Heal yourself with mint, neem, and eucalyptus. Sweeten with lavender, rosemary, and chamomile. Hug yourself with the cocoa bean and a hint of cinnamon. Put love in tea instead of sugar and drink it looking at the stars. Heal yourself with the kisses that the wind gives you and the hugs of the rain. Stand strong with your bare feet on the ground and with everything that comes from it. Be smarter every day by listening to your intuition, looking at the world with your forehead. Jump, dance, sing, so that you live happier. Heal yourself, with beautiful love, and always remember ... you are the medicine.”

~María Sabina

Mexican healer and poet

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What Women are Saying

"Rachel's soulful and compassionate approach helped me find my way through a confusing and challenging time. I gained new perspectives about the different parts of myself, and techniques to manage difficult emotions. I really appreciated her knowledge about mindfulness, and her focus on the healing elements found in nature."

Sarah, 28

"I love Rachel's contemplative arts courses. I found so much richness exploring what was wanting creative expression through me, and the focus on beauty and form in the natural world created a deep sense of inner calm in my mind and body. In this complex world, Rachel's courses offered me a doorway back to a more peaceful life." 

Layla, 51

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