About She Seeks Adventure
Our vision is to create adventures that empower Women to push through barriers, boundaries and fears, encouraging personal growth, self confidence and a positive mindset by building a connection with nature, 'Adventure Therapy'.
Our aim is to inspire women everywhere to step into their most luminous, powerful and wise versions of themselves, embracing their female bodies and their femininity to create total wellness within. We want to encourage all women to test their limitations, body and mind by taking risks, fully supported in nurturing, fun and safe outdoor environments.
We hope to encourage women to sustain being mentally healthy as well as help those whose mental health may need a bit of a boost through our therapeutic adventure experiences which help us feel good about ourselves, improves our self-confidence, self-esteem and enhances our mental health. These experiences quite often contribute to a reduction in levels of anxiety, stress, and depression which leads to positive changes in womens lives.
Nature provides us with the ability to heal ourselves, enhancing our state of mind, it is grounding, it is emotionally restorative. Nature helps calm, soothe and return us to a natural state of relaxation, which in turn has positive physical effects. Peace and inner balance are restored!
She Seeks Adventure Founder
After personally experiencing over two decades of a variety of mental health issues, I was able to find my way back to better health and a positive mindset through many different avenues, but the major influence in overcoming some of the most crippling disorders was time spent in nature, 'Adventure Therapy'.
That popular saying of “and into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” has been so pertinent throughout my entire life. As I look back over all my challenges, I have realized that each accomplishment came about from disconnecting from the stresses of everyday life and reconnecting with my authentic self through building a connection to nature, challenging myself in the outdoors. Yet for so long I lacked the knowledge, tools and maturity to see it for what it was, instead just moving through the motions day after day, year after year.
By the age of 13, the slightly different, outdoorsy, adventurous girl I once was, had started to fade. Exposure to sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence both mentally and physically within the home, on top of being a prime target of school bullying pushed me to breaking point and ultimately led to a 23 year battle with drug and alcohol addiction.
It was a long hard battle as I tried desperately to hold on to a sense of worth, worth I only ever found in engagements with the outdoors. I joined Army Cadets in high school, one of few places I ever felt myself, as I was continually challenged to confront my fears, test my limitations through learning skills and knowledge that encouraged my true self to shine and grow. It was the only place I could be myself and I thrived at it, making my way through the ranks, encouraging others to rise to do the same. When I became too old for cadets I joined the Army Reserve where once again I felt complete, my favorite parts of course were heading outdoors. By this time I had been able to quite my drug addiction but unfortunately my alcohol addiction had gotten worse as I had replaced the drugs with more booze and I spent the next few years faced with many other struggles including depression, anxiety from workplace bullying, stress and lack of self-worth, as well as being suicidal. Those issues overwhelmed me and I left the Army Reserves, having no direction, nothing that inspired me. I used to say they were wasted years, but have come to realize that those years were actually crucial in becoming the person I am today, for I now have the tools and personal experience to help others.
Now, 9 years drug free and 4 years sober, I am qualified and experienced as an Outdoor Adventure Tour Guide and successful business owner. I hold an accredited Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development with qualifications as a Meditation Teacher and Holistic Counselor, and am a registered practitioner with the International Meditation Teachers & Trainers Association (IMTTA). I am a supporting member of both the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) and the Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc (AABAT). My company Down Under Discoveries is also a proud partner of Act - Belong - Commit.
I am an adventurous outdoors woman ready to share with you all my inner truths, lessons, experiences, knowledge and my expertise in hope that I can empower women and young girls from all over the globe, to stand in their truth, test their limits and find their passion through building a connection with the outdoors.