Caitlin Keddie is the Founder of Forest Therapy Scotland, as featured on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Out of Doors’, BBC1 Landward, BBC Radio Derby, The Herald, The Guardian and the Holistic Scotland Magazine. Caitlin became Scotland’s first certified Forest Therapy guide in 2017. She is based in Glasgow but offers Forest Bathing & Forest Therapy experiences throughout the Central Belt.
Caitlin has been teaching Forest Bathing practices since 2017. She initially trained with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs in 2017, having completed their 6 month long practicum guide training. She then became a trainer and mentor with the Forest Therapy Institute from 2019 until 2021. In 2021, Caitlin became a trainer and mentor, and Institute Co-Ordinator for Scotland with the Forest Therapy Hub.
Caitlin has been interested in natural health and well-being all her life. Prior to guiding, she directed and managed Napiers the Herbalists Glasgow, a multi-disciplinary health clinic and herbal shop. Now she manages Napiers’ manufacturing of natural products, a great passion of hers, and advising the public on health and well-being from their new store Napiers Bathgate CIC – with the focus on educating and making natural medicine and health advice more accessible for local communities. Caitlin also runs workshops with Monica Wilde who teaches foraging, wild food and plant medicine, among many other health & wellness collaborators.
Caitlin is a fully insured practitioner and is certified in Outdoor Emergency First Aid with additional training appropriate to the Mountain and Outdoor Environment, and carries a first aid kit on all Forest Bathing & Forest Therapy walks to ensure your safety and peace of mind.
If you have any questions about Forest Therapy you can contact Caitlin here.