Reconnecting to nature is like
resetting your brain
WHAT IS FOREST BATHING
The medicine of the forest is the antidote to our modern stressful lifestyles.
Shinrin-Yoku or Forest Bathing is a practice that originated in Japan in 1982 as part of a national health programme designed to reduce population stress levels.
The practices of Forest Bathing is a way of immersing our senses in the atmosphere of the forest for relaxation and positive health and wellness benefits.
As we strengthen our connection with the natural world, our sense of beauty, wonder, awe and curiosity is restored, and our brains and nervous systems are calmed.
Stress levels are lowered, and the immune system is boosted.
Forest Bathing is a health-promoting, salutogenic, nature connecting practice that aims to enhance wellbeing, relieve stress, and encourage relaxation.
It is underpinned by mindfulness principles, encouraging: the opening of the senses to the forest atmosphere; slowly walking through the forest; observing details of the forest; resting in stillness; inhaling the forest air; and fostering an emotional connection to the landscape.
It engages in effortless attention.
One cannot escape the ups and downs of life. But one can always find calm in nature.
One can find comfort and clarity in the company of woods.
Studies have shown that adopting the pace of nature through
guided Forest Bathing has many wellbeing benefits.
Boost our immune systems by increasing our natural white blood cells that help fight off infections and other diseases
Reduce stress levels
Lower levels of blood pressure and lower heart rate
Accelerate recovery from illness
Better contact with yourself
and with nature
Sense of ones
Better clarity of life purpose
Reduce feelings of anxiety and depression
Increase creativity and problem solving
Strengthen our connection with the natural world, our sense of beauty, wonder and curiosity
Improve Emotional intelligence
Stabilise and improving mood and cognition
Improving collaboration and connections with others
Getting to know others better and in a completely new way
Sense of belonging and more engagement with others.
Deeper connection with the natural world
Fostering an emotional connection to the landscape
Encouraging giving back
GO, ‘FOREST BATHING’
Please mind that currently, a safe distance of two meters applies during the walk.
Explore our current locations for the Forest Bathing experience.
We are always exploring new woods for your greater choice.
YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We proudly share part of our profit with a charity that touches our heart.
TreeSisters is a UK registered social change and reforestation charity that places tropical forest restoration into everyone’s hands.
Through individuals and businesses that give back to Nature every month, TreeSisters has so far funded the planting of over 15 million trees across 12 locations in Brazil, Borneo, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nepal and West Papua.
WONDER WHAT HAPPENS ON YOUR FOREST BATHING SESSION?
The Forest Bathing session takes participants slowly and mindfully through natural settings. Your certified guide provides a series of ‘invitations’ or activities along the way to help awaken all of your senses and to deepen your connection with yourself, others, and the more-than-human world. The aim of the practice is to find pleasure in the present moment and place, not necessarily about gaining specific naturalist knowledge. Walks are very gentle, covering approximately 1 mile at most, and last between one and four hours.
We begin with drawing attention to the pleasures of place and the present moment through a guided nature meditation in the outdoors, followed by various sensory activities, finishing with a ‘sitspot’ and traditional tea ceremony to embody your experience through locally foraged herbal teas from the trail.
Forest Bathing sessions can be adapted to suit the needs of different clients and can be tailored for individuals, private groups, families, businesses, healthcare institutes, kids, schools, and corporate clients.
If you would like to discuss organising a walk for yourself or a group or have any questions regarding Forest Therapy, please Get In Touch with us.
Do you have more questions?
Take time to explore Q&A that will give you more information about our upcoming Forrest Bathing sessions.
By discovering nature, you discover yourself.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"This experience is a must! Whether you are already at one with nature, or looking for a way to calm the busy mind, or just intrigued as to what this experience brings, I would highly recommend joining Katarina on one of her forest bathing events. Katrina ensures everybody enjoys this experience in their own way, there is no pressure to share your own feelings/experiences with others, or even to take part in any of the tasks/activities if you don't want to. This is a wonderful way to clear your mind, awaken the senses and take in the beautiful energies that nature offers. I can't wait to do this in the spring! Thank you Katrina <3"