Co-Founder, Program Creative Director and Master Instructor of The Mindful Tourist
I actually never know what to answer when asked “Tell me something about yourself? Who are you?”
Such an easy question – what seems to be – to answer for so many.
My career path has been rather unusual, but that is ok. It does feel at times as if my journey is never-ending.
Several years ago, I came to realize that I was sexually abused as a child. Venturing into the forests of Kyoto saved me. We do experience many traumas in our life, big T-traumas and small t-traumas and it is for no one to say “such a little thing you are crying over”. Actually, no one knows how is to be you. At times, we do not even know how it is to be ourselves.
What I have learned from my many trips into the forest is to feel what I feel without becoming exhausted and overwhelmed. I have learned to take ownership of my mind and body. I do still struggle at times – but that is all right.
I spent several years teaching in higher education sector in Japan and also got my doctoral degree in engineering from a Japanese university; I am MSc Psychology candidate. For these reasons, the training is science-based and approach used in our training is of student-centered nature.
It is my pleasure to meet you.
Here are some of my projects and my profile.
Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) Poems & Haiku is a selection of poems and haiku written originally in Japanese and translated into English in times of sadness, awe, and emotional awakening; inspired by wandering in forests of Japan and Poland.
ISBN: 978-83-961591-0-6 (Paperback)
Available now on Amazon
The 1st edition of TMT’s workbook for our Shinrin Yoku Guides (Level 1).
The workbook is available in The Mindful Library (you have to be a member to access the workbook).