As a graduate in business information technology, I worked for almost 20 years in the internet, IT and consulting business. In the process, I was able to observe how much we have distanced ourselves from who we really are. Maybe it sounds a little bit pathetic, but what I’m thinking of is quite pragmatic. Instead of listening to our inner voice (intuition), using one’s brain is the only accepted currency in today's economic and social life. We like to hide our feelings, because we can’t digitize them in apps or evaluated and measure them in ratings or rankings. When going on this way, humanity will sooner or later get lost.
The nature-based coaching, in my understanding, offers a very valuable service here, to feel better again and to learn something really important about one’s self. Those who know themselves, will be able to find their own way through the jungle of everyday’s struggle much easier. They will have less fear, stress or pressure in dealing with any difficult situation.
When suffering from panic and anxiety during a long period in the 1990s, the forest was one of a few places where I felt fine. There I could recover at least a day or a few hours.
At that time I didn’t realize the real connection between this positive influence and staying outside in nature in its whole depth. From there, it took about 10 years to get the puzzles peaces more and more merged into a complete picture. This was the beginning of my own approach of nature-based coaching.
When going out in the woods, above all it’s me I’m finding there. That’s so important, that I want to share this with other people as well.
It was curiosity that finally made me become an author. As a technically and scientifically educated person, it wasn’t enough for me just knowing that certain things can “make you healthy". I also wanted to understand why and how this works.
for writing books, I still can find outside there in nature. It offers me a perfect framework, far away from my daily troubles. This clarity, supporting my mind, is the …
This is the place where all inspiring images are born in my mind, which I can then use later on, back sitting at my desk and writing books.