Julia Thiessen has a passion for the connection between nature and wellness. She has a background in nature school, therapeutic horticulture, and meditation. She takes environmental problems seriously but brings curiosity and amusement to the field to facilitate meaningful connections to the planet, each other and ourselves. Julia has been delivering and designing programs for over a decade. In her free time, she can be found taking photos of moss and making puns.
Nature Connection Philosophy
Research supports that contact with nature is conducive to healthy living. We know this intuitively and yet in this day and age we are often in need of a reminder. Getting outside is a benefit, and those benefits can be leveraged and targeted to increase wellness even further. Julia uses her training and expertise to tailor nature based activities to maximize health benefits. The Canadian Horticulture Therapy Association defines Horticultural Therapy and Therapeutic Horticulture as the "use of plants, gardens, and the natural landscape to improve cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing."