Forest Bathing &
Nature Therapy

I offer a range of outdoor activities in collaboration with the natural environment,

including guided Forest Bathing sessions, mindfulness in nature and team experiences.

 

Group and individual sessions are available.

What is Forest Bathing?

Forest Bathing involves immersing yourself in nature in a mindful way, using your senses to connect with the natural environment.

 

Developed from the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing can help us to slow down and switch off from the hustle and bustle of modern day living. Simply being in a forest or woodland can help us to step away from today's busy world and look after ourselves both physically and mentally.

 

By spending time in nature and practising being in the present moment, we can:

  • improve concentration and memory 

  • regulate blood pressure

  • reduce stress, anxiety and depression

  • boost natural killer cells which exist in our body to fight off infection and viruses

  • support our immune system.

  • enhance sleep

  • lift mood 

  • increase creativity

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Allow me to guide you by using simple sense based activities and introducing mindfulness techniques, to help to reconnect with nature and yourself. With proven health benefits, allow your curiosity to run wild and boost your wellbeing. Join me to start your journey. Includes a short walk in the woodland.

 

Why not book on to one of my Summertime evening sessions:

7.00pm to 9.00pm Thursday 7 July at Parkgate Farm Retreats, Higher Poynton

7.00pm to 9.00pm Wednesday 20 July at Parkgate Farm Retreats, Higher Poynton

7.00pm to 9.00pm Wednesday 3 August at Parkgate Farm Retreats, Higher Poynton

7.00pm to 9.00pm Thursday 18 August at Parkgate Farm Retreats, Higher Poynton

7.00pm to 9.00pm Wednesday 17 August at Parkgate Farm Retreats, Higher Poynton FULL

Simply choose the dates you wish to attend

or book for 4 sessions to get a block booking discount.

 

Our evening sessions comprise of:

·       basic mindful meditation techniques in the stunning Tipi’s at Parkgate Farm Retreats

·       a short woodland walk incorporating an introduction to nature therapy

·       useful tips for self-practice

·       a relaxation session

·       and a tea ceremony with time to socialise with others

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The origins of Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing refers to spending immersive time under the canopy of trees and has developed from the Japenese practice of Shinrin Yoku . In Japanese shinrin means forest, and yoku, although it has several meanings, refers here to a ‘bathing, showering or basking in’. The concept was developed in Japan in the 1980s as a type of preventative health care to combat stress caused by living and working in large cities and towns. With over 60 forests approved for forest bathing in Japan alone, and plenty of emerging worldwide science based research, Forest Bathing is spreading rapidly throughout the world.

In the UK The Forest Bathing Institute [TFBI] has been carrying out research in conjunction with a number of University's and published a research paper into the health benefits of Forest Bathing+ (TFBI's own brand of Forest Bathing). The paper reports there were improvements in positive emotions and mood, rumination, nature connection and compassion and a majority of participants showed signs of improved health, through indicators such as heart rate. Furthermore, Forest Bathing was found to be as beneficial as other established wellbeing interventions. 

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Other
Nature Therapy
Options

Nature based training and therapy

Outdoor Team Wellbeing activities and tailored group sessions can be arranged by appointment or if you would prefer an individual facilitated session or guided nature based wellbeing walk please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Forest Path

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks"

John Muir

Woman Alone in Forest

"The art of forest bathing is the art of connecting with nature through our senses"

Dr Qing Li

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Make sure you have left your phone and camera behind. You are going to be walking aimlessly and slowly. You don’t need any devices. Let your body be your guide. Listen to where it wants to take you. Follow your nose. And take your time. It doesn’t matter if you don’t get anywhere. You are not going anywhere. You are savouring the sounds, smells and sights of nature and letting the forest in.

Dr Qing Li ‘The Art and Science of Forest Bathing’

Simply click on each date to see what is available on that day!

 

Session Schedule

Dec 11 - Dec 17

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