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Who we are and why we believe we can facilitate lasting change

Sarah's story

Hi, I am glad that you are here and I am looking forward to meeting you at one of my Nature-Based programs!

I am passionate about (re) connecting people to themselves, to nature and to their community.

Born in France, a daughter of diplomats, Sarah was given the opportunity to travel the world and live in eleven unique countries. She spent the first six years of her life in Kenya, where weekends were spent in national parks, engaging with local wildlife and connecting with the Maasai communities. She was constantly barefoot and curious about her environment. She came from a generation where the outdoors was considered a safe place to play and a necessary part of understanding our world. Her relationship with the natural world shaped the person she is today. As Sarah integrated into each new home, she committed to fully embracing the unique culture. Her geographical history led her to research women and children in each of these communities. Sarah believes that by investing in our children, we can change the world.She immersed herself in language, nature and realised that human geography is what inspires her most. She is driven to travel, to meet new people, to understand their relationships to their environments and to help them thrive both physically, mentally and spiritually.Sarah’s doctoral degree in environmental psychology and environmental education (Griffith University) focused on the benefits of nature on children. She is also an accredited Mental Health First Aider (Mental Health First Aid, Australia). She has worked for numerous international agencies such as UNESCO, World Bank, WWF, and the French Polynesian Government. Sarah has been working and researching in the field of environmental psychology for more than fifteen years across the globe. Now calling Australia home, Sarah is a loving mother to her beautiful son, Noah. She admits that she has overcome her own battles with mental health and commits to ongoing studies of healing modalities such as Reiki and Bush Flower Essences that compliment the work she does. She is deeply connected to Australia - to its culture, its history, its people, its children, its dreaming stories, its plants, flowers and animals. She is passionate about honouring this land and is thrilled to share her knowledge with you.

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The mission of Healing with Nature is to offer guided, immersive nature experiences to improve an individual’s health and wellbeing.


Our goal is to facilitate nature-based therapy immersions throughout Australia. We aim to positively impact as many community members as possible, creating thousands of accessible programs for those in need.


Dr Sarah Brikke founded Healing with Nature in 2020. She is an accredited and certified Forest Therapy Guide (INFTA), an Environmental Educator (Northern Beaches Council, Ku-Ring-Gai Council, Sydney Olympic Park Authority), a Park Ranger and a mother. She holds more than 15 years experience working in the field of environmental education and sustainability globally. 

Sarah believes that now, more than ever, it is essential to invest in our health and wellbeing. Engaging in natural environments has been proven to be one of the most effective modalities to promote a balanced, joyful and abundant life. It is this belief that guides her passionate approach in leading others through powerful immersive experiences, while offering lasting tools to change the way we relate to ourselves, each other and our environment.