Create a life that reflects what matters most

Through coaching and/or an immersive forest therapy experience, I help physicians and other professionals learn to foster their values, encourage self-compassion, and find fulfillment.

“Happiness, not in another place, but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” – Walt Whitman

What is Embodying Nature Coaching?

In our busy lives, it is easy to lose our way. We lose touch with what is important to us and our aspirations in life. Through coaching, I can help you reconnect with your values so you can truly feel good about how you are living your life. I help you find alignment between your professional ambitions and your personal values. You can once again, or maybe for the first time, embody your authentic self.

On a forest therapy experience, I guide you to engage your senses to appreciate what is around you and free yourself from your incessantly whirring mind. Available for groups and individuals, forest therapy experiences nourish the undeniable bonds we all have with ourselves, others, and nature.

About Cassandra Claman

I have been a physician in a busy practice in central Illinois for over 30 years. Like all of us, I’ve had to balance contradictory realities: I have a thriving practice, but I work very long days; I have two amazing children, but I’m divorced; and even though things look good on the outside, I sometimes find myself feeling completely overwhelmed. Now as a certified coach and forest therapy guide, I have learned how to help myself and others navigate these daily tensions. I can help make your journey through professional and personal life challenges more balanced and resilient, more guided by self-compassion, and, ultimately, more fulfilled.

Do you ever feel…

…burned out, exhausted, stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, like an impostor, disengaged, lost, isolated, ashamed, disconnected, disillusioned, depressed, hopeless, confused, disorganized, like perfection is the only option?

The harsh reality is that whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.

It is never too late to change your path forward.

“Maybe the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” -Wallace Stevens

Let’s take that walk together. Commit to the life you want.

Learn more today about how to begin your new path.


Forest Therapy Walk

Cassandra is an amazing coach! She is fiercely compassionate, asks deep and meaningful questions, has great wisdom and resources, and always brought a beautiful sense of gratitude to our coaching relationship. Thanks for everything!

Russ Carpenter, MD

Cassandra’s gentle, knowledgeable intro quickly defeated any initial skepticism and distraction and put me right in the moment. She guided but never hovered, and she let the environs do their work. I particularly liked her own practice and observations, which somehow gave me confidence. Time disappeared, sounds and even textures came into focus, and I was left with a higher peace. I found myself using this technique immediately when I was back home on a walk, and a couple of months later on a trip to Iceland. Kenneth Colston An experience that is at once thought-provoking, inspiring, and deeply relaxing. Highly recommend.

Kenneth Colston, Teacher and Literary Critic

An experience that is at once thought-provoking, inspiring, and deeply relaxing. Highly recommend.

– Ann Hamilton, Retired Medical School Administrator

There is a natural peace uncovered when we connect directly with the physical world around us. Cassandra’s guidance allowed me to get out my head and into the moment. I left feeling grounded, relaxed and rejuvenated.

– Ami Flammini, MSW