ReWilding - A Journey Within

ReWilding

A Journey Within

Welcome to The Eco Therapist

Hello and welcome to The Eco Therapist. My name is Chelle Fisher and I am a passionate Nature Connection Coach & Holistic Human Development Therapist helping women reconnect with themselves through Holistic Health Services, Experiences & Adventures in the outdoors.

The great John Muir once said - 'Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is like going home; that wilderness is a necessity'.

This has been my lifelong personal experience, I am wired to be in nature, humans are wired to be in nature because we are nature. Nature is not separate from us so when we say we have lost our connection to nature, we have inadvertently lost connection with ourselves.

After 9 years running a successful Eco Certified Tour Business which focused on connecting people to the land, I realised that my knowledge and experience in Ecotherapy was needed on a much deeper level and as such, followed the calling to close one chapter and open the door to another, and The Eco Therapist finally grew her wings. So much love and joy goes in to creating and crafting a whole range of heartfelt offerings that I hope allow women to disconnect from the Tamed World and reconnect to themselves through the Wild World.

ReWilding - A Journey Within!

Freanchman Peak

Keen to begin your Journey Within but not sure where to begin?

I have a large variety of services on offer depending on exactly where you are at in your current situation. These are laid out as below. I invite you to allow your curiosity to explore what is on offer and see where this journey takes you.

Holistic Health Services

Holistic health services are defined as a form of healing involving complimentary medicines and alternative healthcare practices that can overlap with modern-day western medicine, but go beyond the singular treatment of symptoms to support more than just the body. Holistic practices considers the person as a whole, emphasizing on the connection of mind, body and spirit. These types of services are so important because to truly achieve optimal wellness in the physical, mental, and spiritual sense we have to be viewing and supporting the body as the incredible system it is.

“A healthy outside starts from the inside”

– Robert Urich -

Experiences & Adventures

Research shows that time spent in nature exponentially boosts our mental health and wellbeing. Our hectic modern lives require us to sit for hours and hours in front of screens, our body forgotten as our mind takes over, and physical space gives way to virtual space. Reconnecting with the earth, giving our bodies what they need is essential to finding a sustainable balance in the modern day world. Outdoor adventures provide that balance, setting our bodies in motion, disconnecting from the Tamed World and reconnecting with self through the Wild World.

“Nature is not a place to visit, It is home.”

– Gary Snyder -

Sustainable Living

Sustainability has all the trappings of a “buzz” word. You’ve heard it encouraged by global organizations, bloggers, and environmental activists alike. More than a buzz word, though, it can be a personal philosophy that greatly benefits the larger public. Sustainable living means we prioritize the use of natural and renewable resources instead of creating excess waste and depleting environmental resources for future generations. Practitioners of sustainable living often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption, and diet.

“Take care of Earth & she will take care of you.”

– Chelle Fisher -

Holistic Health Services

Holistic health services are often defined as a form of healing often involving multiple complimentary medicines and alternative healthcare practices that can overlap with modern-day western medicine, but go beyond the singular treatment of symptoms to support more than just the body. Holistic practices considers the person as a whole, emphasizing on the connection of mind, body and spirit. These types of services are so important because to truly achieve optimal wellness in the physical, mental, and spiritual sense we have to be viewing and supporting the body as the incredible system it is.

“A healthy outside starts from the inside”

– Robert Urich -

Experiences & Adventures

We've all read the research that shows that time spent in nature exponentially boosts our mental health and wellbeing. Our hectic modern lives require us to sit for hours and hours in front of screens, our body forgotten as our mind takes over, and physical space gives way to virtual space. Reconnecting with the earth, giving our bodies what they need is essential to finding a sustainable balance in the modern day world. Outdoor adventures provide that balance, setting our bodies in motion, disconnecting from the Tamed World and reconnecting with self through the Wild World.

“Nature is not a place to visit, It is home.”

– Gary Snyder -

Sustainable Living

Sustainability has all the trappings of a “buzz” word. You’ve heard it encouraged by global organizations, bloggers, artisans, and environmental activists alike. More than a buzz word, though, it can be a personal philosophy that greatly benefits the larger public. Sustainable living means we prioritize the use of natural and renewable resources instead of creating excess waste and depleting environmental resources for future generations. Practitioners of sustainable living often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption, and diet.

“Take care of Earth and she will take care of you.”

– Chelle Fisher -

The 4 Pillars of Connection

Connection is Absolutely Everything. We are born wired for connection, it makes up our DNA, and is as strong a need as food, water and warmth. It is one of our core human needs and ultimately is one of the biggest focus points of my work, for me satisfying that core need was ultimately the shift in being able to create the life I truly desired.

"I'm keeping a positive mindset but I feel like something is missing from my life"
"I have a beautiful family and home, pretty much have everything I could ask for but I'm still not happy"
"I have a great job, supportive husband and group of friends but I just feel so disconnected with reality"

The comments above are just some of the comments I hear often when talking to women about areas they are struggling in, and they are often accompanied by feelings of guilt for not being content with what they have despite seemingly having it all. These feelings then often trigger a spiral of negative thinking, causing us to slip into self-judgement or victimhood, or even get irritable and start taking it out on the people around us. Which then leads into the shame spiral for not having your shit together, for not being being able to shake that feeling of being off-balance, it's as though something is missing.

In my personal experience I have learnt that the feeling of being off but not being able to pinpoint the cause, often points back to one thing: lack of nourishing connection.

Healthy connections are like cords that are constantly nourishing and replenishing us, we cannot survive without them because we would have no way of refilling our energy. Connection keeps us balanced and rooted and provides a sturdy foundation for us to build on. Connection keeps us in our bodies, in the present, feeling safe and empowered. It is the container through which we can hear our intuition and our inner guidance.

In short: the kinds of connections that we want to be constantly cultivating keep us grounded in ourselves, tuned into our needs and our intuition, and energetically nourished.

I like to think of connection like a table with 4 main support legs or pillars:

Nature, Self, Spirit and Community

When one of the pillars is neglected, it’s like a leg of the table is disconnected and we become lopsided. And lopsided plays out in our lives as anxiety, overwhelm, self-doubt, fear & negativity, and getting stuck in the spiral of thoughts and emotions.

Here is a rundown of what each of those pillars represents:
Bald Head Trail Albany

Reconnect with Nature

Connectedness to nature is good for us and for planet Earth.

 Nature connectedness is about being aware of the interrelation and dependence between ourselves and nature, appreciating all of the nuances of nature, and feeling a part of it.

Establishing a connection to nature tends to make people happier and more eco-friendly. 

Reconnect with Self

When did we substitute busyness for living an authentic life.

Disconnection from self feels like we are stuck on autopilot with no energy to create a life we truly desire. Reconnecting to self is about slowing down and listening, learning and rewilding all that makes up you.

When we make the effort to learn, we inhabit ourselves more fully, we reconnect to ourselves.

Anvil Beach
Anvil Beach

Reconnect with Self

When did we substitute busyness for living an authentic life.

Disconnection from self feels like we are stuck on autopilot with no energy to create a life we truly desire. Reconnecting to self is about slowing down and listening, learning and rewilding all that makes up you.

When we make the effort to learn, we inhabit ourselves more fully, we reconnect to ourselves.

Services

Reconnect with Spirit

Longing for a deeper connection which is greater than self.

Losing connection to our spirit can leave us feeling uninspired, as though life is a constant struggle. Reconnecting to our spirit gives us our zest for life, our playfulness and enthusiasm.

It's the part of us which makes us whole, allowing us to be 'in the flow' of what's happening to us, taking away effort and struggle.

Reconnect with Community

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

Making the effort to build connections, develop friendships and gaining a sense of participation and contribution aids physical, mental and psychological wellbeing. 

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect us with our fellow men and women.

Cheynes Beach
Cheynes Beach

Reconnect with Community

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

Making the effort to build connections, develop friendships and gaining a sense of participation and contribution aids physical, mental and psychological wellbeing. 

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect us with our fellow men and women.

Testimonials

Went on an amazing adventure 4 x 4 off-roading as part of Chelles She Seeks Adventure Social Series. Had a fabulous day learning new skills in a safe and encouraging environment. Stepped out of my comfort zone in beautiful setting surrounded by like minded women which made this an unforgettable experience.
- Shirley W - 
 

Hi Chelle, I just wanted to write a quick msg to let you know how awesome it has been going on your group hikes. I have always wanted to do something in the outdoors which involved both weight loss and mental healing. I have slowly found something that has helped me establish who I am as a person as it has given me the clarity I been looking for, to find myself as a person. And I love myself for it! Thank you for creating such a great team environment for all fitness level, people that love to be one with nature, and for people that just need that time to find what they need. You rock!

-Larissa-

In Dec 2019, I was lucky enough to be part of a Women’s Adventure Weekend with Chelle, it was one of the best experiences of my life, I went into the weekend to push myself out of my comfort zone and do something just for me. I would go again in a heartbeat, I came out of the weekend with a new found confidence, feeling refreshed, renewed and accomplished, plus the added bonus of making great new friends.
I attempted challenges I never thought I would and push through many emotional boundaries, I can’t thank Chelle and her team enough, the opportunities and support provided was perfect.
I urge everyone to give this a go, you may well surprise yourself!!!

- Mandy - 

Along with 2 of my dear friends, I did the Summer Sunset Yoga Hike at the Peak Head Trail in Torndirrup National Park, Albany. We are experienced hikers and found Chelle’s care, knowledge and obvious passion for the Aussie outdoors so impressive. The Nature Immersion was particularly delightful - after all that’s why we are there! Our hike was followed by a Yoga Session with Ainslie from Envisage Yoga & Wellness - if you haven’t practiced Yoga on a rock face with a view of the wonderful Albany coastline as the sun sets well.... book it in! Followed by the most delicious picnic of cake, biscuits and tea made from bush tucker.
Then home with such a sense of peacefulness and relaxation. Just beautiful.

- Suzy W - 

Fantastic hike, no pressure to rush. I absolutely loved the meditative forest immersion moment. Yummo handmade bushtucker morning tea was a real treat. The morning started off quite crisp and cool but brightened to a warm, clear day. Chelle, our guide is really knowledgeable but warm, approachable and has great people skills. When I can afford another hike, hopefully a night one, will definitely be choosing this lovely family run business.

- Sandie - 

Thanks Chelle, I had a really great time, learnt lots and didn't feel rushed or unsafe at any point! even with the snake trails. I couldn't do something like that on my own so it's great you've created something that gets people outside. Lovely group of people and I look forward to my next adventure!

- Tamara -

I have joined Chelle on some amazing hikes around the Perth area. She is a fantastic guide with a depth of knowledge and a passion for the environment and for bringing it to people who might never get to enjoy the countryside. Albany Region, you are lucky to have her!!!

- Andrea, Perth -

We had such a fantastic time on our evening/night hike in Albany. Very well run professional business while also being super fun and personable. Loved it and would highly recommend.
- Emily Smith -
 
Have had the pleasure of doing two adventures with Chelle; the kayaking and full moon hike. Loved both of them and can't wait to do more. Very well organised and always felt safe.
- Tina Spencer - 
Chelle put out the call for like minded women to do a walk with her a couple of years ago. Encouraged to step out of my comfort zone I joined. WOW!!! I had the time of my life. Never at any point did I feel anxious or worried. ( a big thing for me, as anxiety in new situations is a very real issue for me) Chelle couldn’t have been more supportive or encouraging. As a first time trekker, I was concerned that I would hold back the group with my lack of experience, but my fear was unfounded. Chelle guided us through every aspect of our trek, and was very professional at all times. How she managed to hold her composure, when then maps we had proved to be a couple of kms out. It was the time of my life and sparked a new passion for hiking. Don’t just think about joining one of Chelles treks. DO IT. You will not regret it. I certainly never have.
- Lisa Pollock - 

Are You Ready to ReWild?

Ladies, if your sick and tired of feeling disconnected and living a life on auto pilot, then please reach out and lets see if we are compatible to work together.

I offer a variety of experiences designed to disconnect you from the stress of the Tamed World, and reconnect you to self through the Wild World.

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