About

Alex, owner of Wild & Green

Originally from Yorkshire, I started out as a Personnel Manager where I became an ambassador for the Fit for Work scheme, facilitating employees returning to work after long term illness. I became somewhat disillusioned with the corporate world following the birth of my daughter, who was born with a rare medical condition.

After the birth of my second child, we relocated to Cumbria, where it’s impossible not to connect with nature. I was lucky enough to start part time work in a florists. I absolutely loved working here, I fell in love again with plants and flowers, which I had enjoyed so much as a child, although I struggled with the environmental and waste aspects of the job. Unfortunately, the florists closed, I was unable to take on a retail commitment, so decided to follow a different path focusing on connecting people with nature and holistic, healing plants and flowers through creative sessions and workshops, with strong environmental awareness and a zero waste philosophy.

So my Wild & Green journey began.

Qualifications

  • BA Hons Health and Community Studies
  • PG Dip Personnel Management
  • Body Healing Coach Diploma
  • Life Coaching Diploma
  • Floristry Diploma
  • Shinrin Yoku/Forest Bathing Certificate
  • Mental Health First Aid level 1 Certificate
  • Introduction to Eco-Psychology and Nature Based Practice
  • Yoga Alliance 200+ qualified yoga teacher – Hatha, chakra, restorative, Yin and Nidra classes and retreats
  • Fully insured for all creative sessions

Evidence

There is a wealth of scientific evidence and research to back up the need for connecting with nature.

‘Spending time in the natural environment improves our mental health and feelings of well-being, reduces stress, fatigue, anxiety and depression. It can help boost immune systems, encourage physical activity and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases. It can combat loneliness and bind communities together.’ University of Exeter and Defra 2017

’20 minutes in nature lowers stress hormones and improves immune functioning.’ Frontiers in Psychology 2019

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