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Beyond Domestication is founded off the lived experience of two city-dwellers, turned rewilders.

Early on

We are fascinated by nature and its relationship to health and wellbeing. After discovering the Seven Practices, we began to use them to drive our personal wellbeing journeys, both physically and mentally.

We knew early on that we had to share this story, and so, Beyond Domestication was born. Now we share what we have learned with others to help organisations and individuals prioritise wellbeing.


In 2023, we continue to work with individuals and organisations to empower physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing through the rewilding movement.

It’s never to late (or to soon) to prioritise your wellbeing. By considering your relationship with each of the Seven Practices, it is possible to begin your wellbeing journey. What are your next steps?


Amber-Rose Knight

Amber-Rose is a Masters qualified People and Culture Lead with lived experience of using time in nature to support her mental health.

Amber-Rose uses the Seven Practices to guide her on a mental health journey, connecting to nature and the practice of Mindfulness to support her wellbeing.

When not taking photographs out in nature on our many adventures, Amber-Rose is either working as a People & HR Leader in the Charity sector, volunteering as a peer mentor to provide 1:1 short-term support & encouragement to people with mental health problems, or supporting organisations and individuals on how to improve wellbeing.

Despite being a passionate psychology student throughout her younger years, Amber-Rose turned her back on psychology to pursue her fine art photography passion at University. This decision laid the foundation for her to begin documenting the natural world using both camera and paint but closed the door on another path.

Constantly feeling that there was a missed opportunity, Amber-Rose decided to retrain in HR and is now an People Operations Leader in the charity sector and a volunteer mentor to individuals who have experience of mental health.

When Amber-Rose took the time to recognise and check-in with her feelings after University, she knew that she had to address that missed opportunity earlier in her life and explore her own need to understand both herself and others' mental and physical wellbeing. She now uses these skills with both organisations and individuals to help support them with their wellbeing journeys.


George Knight

George is a L3 qualified Forager who started his rewilding journey to navigate the symptoms of his Crohn’s disease. Finally, in 2021, after 21 years, George achieved remission for the disease and has been symptom-free for much of the last 6 years.

Alongside this he has also rewilded his feet, healing the bunions that had formed since childhood in just two years between 2019 and 2021.

When not in the woods, George is either delivering training or working with organisations and individuals to help them objectify the practice of wellbeing.

George spent a number of years writing a book that guides people through the principles of rewilding, basically tapping into our inner nature as humans, and how to apply the Seven Practices to how we live our lives to foster greater personal health, mindfulness and well-being. Beyond Domestication is available for pre-order now.

Diagnosed with Crohn’s at the age of 9, George was inspired to start his rewilding journey to achieve remission for the disease - the only true cure. The journey to rewild his wellbeing led to discovering the Seven Practices and the formation of Beyond Domestication.

George now uses his lived experience to help organisations build effective wellbeing strategies and individuals to begin their rewilding journey.

Also working as a trainer in the charity sector, George has extensive experience working strategically with organisations of all sizes. He likes working with organisations that want to embed wellbeing into their culture and empower their people to consider their own physical and mental health.

Our team of gifted Advisors

Medical Doctor & Movement Specialist

Dr Ed Caddye

Having studied Biochemistry and Medicine over 12 years in the conventional sense Ed realised that the underlying principles could not be learnt and applied in isolation outside the laws of nature.

In his own practices he advises on wellbeing and quality of life using the newest science from the fields of chronobiology, evolutionary medicine and exposomics with the help of clinical metabolomics and movement coaching.

Ed's mentor in Health Optimization Medicine and Practice who also happens to be the most intelligent doctor in the world states that the prescription for optimal health is very simple: Sleep well, eat well, hydrate well, breathe well, move well, sun well, ground well, relate well and love well.

For these reasons it was too easy for Ed to align himself with the pillars, people and purpose driving Beyond Domestication.

Chairman of Seamill Private Investments

Raymond Sykes

Raymond has used the Seven Practices to manage his health following illness several years ago and sees this as a routine to support his health and wellbeing.

Raymond holds several directorship roles in the Property Development Financing sector and, as a Non-Executive Director and Board Advisor, brings over 40 years’ experience as a seasoned Banker and Financier to the Group. He is an Independent Consultant at Weatherby’s Private Bank and Maven Capital Partners.
Between 2010 and 2014 Raymond was the Managing Director of Butterfield Private Bank in the UK and prior to this he developed his career with Clydesdale Bank over 30 years.
He provides the Boards on which he sits with an independent perspective on strategy, funding matters, financing, and investor relations, drawing from his extensive career in Banking and Financial Services, his network of contacts and his life experiences. Through The Prince’s Trust, Raymond is a mentor to young entrepreneurs, and he is also a coach and mentor to several young and aspiring business executives.

Tony Alexander

NLP was the motivation to qualify as a hypnotherapist in the late nineties. He then enjoyed general practice in a complementary medical centre.

Hypnotherapy broadened to eighteen years, so far, working with day care patients at a hospice.

In misspent semi-retirement, Tony can be regularly found at karate, salsa and Zumba classes.

Tony’s misspent youth focussed on motor rallying; just about scraping to international level as a clubman.

Later, eleven years selling aluminium sat within fourteen years continuous involvement in amateur theatre; back stage, on stage and directing. Around thirty professionally run theatre skills courses and summer schools were attended.

Thirty years as a lecturer in Further Education included teaching job getting skills to the long term unemployed. English as a Foreign Language followed, then confidence in public speaking, slimming with your mind and, most fun of all, NLP.

This led to membership of the CIPD. Years have followed serving on a local branch committee arranging regular L&D events.

Tony is also a mentor for the local CIPD.

Clinical Hypnotherapist at Mind Being You

Mike Holland

Mike is an experienced, registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, Hypnotherapist Supervisor, NLP Trainer & Master Practitioner, Meditation Teacher & Coach, Life Coach, Executive Coach & Relationship Coach and Business Consultant.

Mike spent 24 years honing and building his skills base working in a major global retail company where he was responsible for helping leaders and their teams to grow and develop, growing and nurturing people and their potential.

He’s now taken that skills base and established a successful ‘people focused’ therapy, coaching, training & business consultancy practice.

Head of Curriculum at Glasgowclyde College

Theresa Lindsay

Theresa started using the Seven Practices from Beyond Domestication after they delivered a workshop to her team of staff. This has increased her personal health and wellbeing and would encourage others to give it a go.

Theresa is Head of Curriculum for Fashion, Textiles and Design at Glasgowclyde College. She has worked there for more than 30years when the college was known as Cardonald College. Theresa provides input from the Creative Industries sector which is most welcome.

How did Beyond Domestication get its name?

Why Beyond Domestication?