Bestselling Rewild Your Mind shows you how to connect with nature to be happier, healthier and more at peace with the world around you.
Packed with wilderness skills and traditional crafts – from fixing a hammock in the woods and foraging for hedgerow medicine to finding moments of ‘wild’ in the everyday – this unique book enables readers to boost their wellbeing through getting outside.
It is an invitation to reset, recharge and ‘rewild’ yourself.
Nick Goldsmith is a former Royal Marine Commando who served 11 years for his country, from 2007 to 2018.
Now an international resilience speaker and bestselling author, he is also the co-founder & CEO of Hidden Valley Bushcraft, an award-winning outdoor activity company powerfully changing the way in which we approach positive mental health.
After completing six operational deployments in some of the most hostile & demanding regions in the world, Nick founded & led the team behind the Woodland Warrior Programme, a globally recognised initiative featured in a 2022 BBC documentary. Supported by Invictus Games & the Veteran’s Foundation, among other prestigious organisations, the programme is now entering its 7th year. Drawing on his deeply personal experience of overcoming a diagnosis of Complex PTSD, it harnesses the healing power of nature to support the rehabilitation of Armed Forces & Emergency Service Personnel within a woodland setting.
The work of the WWP has received outstanding accolades, featuring in the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Official Platinum Jubilee Commemorative Album.
When he’s not running his programmes & courses or looking after the family’s smallholding, Nick can be found as a sought-after guest on podcasts, documentaries, and on stages across the world.
Widely acknowledged for his charismatic & engaging presence, his global influence has created a powerful movement towards understanding the full impact that nature and the outdoors have on managing & improving mental health and on leadership development.
On stage, he delivers his engaging, inspirational message with charisma & a deeply respectful understanding of the journey toward optimum mental & physical health.
Nick’s book, ReWild Your Mind, launched on 2nd March, immediately securing several No.1 positions on Amazon. With a forward written by Jason Fox, his first offering expertly entwines his deeply personal journey of recovering from Complex PTSD, with the healing power of nature. It’s available to order now.
What people said about the book:
- I came across Nick through his YouTube channel, and after watching several of his videos, subscribed. I was impressed by his knowledge and ability to get it across. Though I am an American veteran, I was never deployed and thus never personally experienced any PTSD. I was after AD (still a reservist) a ranking LEO and subsequently injured in an auto crash with a drunk driver. Lost both careers in split second and in pain… not being always adequately treated because of what’s in the news. So I instead applied the book’s concept physically. I live on a half acre property in a rural area so I don’t have far to go to find green. I spend at least a half hour a day in my hammock, and the relaxation has really helped. Even “camping” overnight on my half acre gave me the opportunity to go “wild” and connect with nature. It was amazing to listen, and fall asleep to the sound of several owls “talking”… something you don’t hear during the day. I definitely recommend it to all veterans, public safety officials, especially those who did sustain some issue.
- Nick has produced a gem of a book. His enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, the natural world oozes from every page. The fact it’s deeply rooted in his personal experience of battling complex PTSD gives it the edge over other “get out in nature” publications. If you’re ever in a low spot, or indeed want to understand how to never be in one, you should reach for this book, take in the guidance (for it’s only ever that, there’s never “you must do as I say” here) and consider how getting back to your ancestral basic needs can really have a place in this crazy modern world.
- I recently bought “Rewild Your Mind” by Nick, a former Royal Marine Commando and Bushcraft expert. This book is a must-read for anyone who loves spending time in nature or wants to reconnect with the outdoors. From the very first page, Nick’s passion for the great outdoors is evident. He takes you on a journey of discovery and invites you to step outside your comfort zone and explore the beauty of nature. Whether you are a seasoned adventurer or just starting out, “Rewild Your Mind” is filled with practical tips and advice to help you make the most of your time in nature. One thing I particularly appreciated about this book was Nick’s emphasis on the mental benefits of spending time in nature. He talks about the healing power of nature and how it can help us de-stress and improve our mood. Nick’s writing style is engaging and accessible, and his love for nature shines through on every page. He includes beautiful drawings throughout the book that will inspire you to get outside and explore. “Rewild Your Mind” has already inspired me, and I hope it will inspire my children, too. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to deepen their connection with nature and improve their mental and physical well-being.
Overall, “Rewild Your Mind” is a five-star book that has the power to change lives. Thank you, Nick, for sharing your knowledge and passion and encouraging folk to get outside and rewild their mind.