Louise Kiddell is a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, a member of the collective Nature and Wellbeing Australia and Founder of Barefoot Wellbeing. She is also an Education Officer at Centennial Parklands, where she teaches Bush School, WILD PLAY programs and guides people on Forest Bathing Walks. She was trained as a certified guide in Warburton, Victoria near the Yarra Rangers National Park in September 2017. The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides (ANF) is a US based organization that travels the world to train people through 6 month courses and help introduce westerners to this practice. Only a handful of people in Australia have completed this training so far, and only around 100 have worldwide.
Louise has always been connected to nature, but training by the ANF provided her with a framework to help share her understanding and love for nature with others.