I've lived in the Berkshires my whole life and have worked as a Trauma Therapist for almost 10 years. I tie my love for nature and my background in therapy together to help others heal through hiking. Hiking has so many healing benefits and it is my goal to help others learn how easy it is to heal with nature! Being outside in nature reduces anger, fear, and stress & increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing; reduces blood pressure, decreases heartrate, relaxes muscle tension, and decreases the amount of the stress hormone cortisol that we have in the body.