Forest Bathing

 

Relax your Mind.  Awaken your Senses. Nourish your Soul

The ancients worshipped trees for their magical powers and even today, we can feel the aura of wisdom and enchantment when we wander in forests and woodlands. Forest Bathing is about being slow and mindful and enjoying the wide-ranging benefits this state of wellbeing brings.

During this gentle session I will guide you through a series of ‘invitations’- carefully crafted exercises designed to help still your mind, heighten your senses and deepen your connection to the surrounding environment. Having found that soothing place, you’ll be invited to bathe in the overall serenity of the woods and to take a closer look at the finer details of nature around you. Calm, grounded and connected is the end result of a Forest Bathing session.

Apart from my guidance, most of the session takes place in silence.  It’s an individual practice, enhanced by sharing the space with others.  There is an opportunity over a cup of herbal tea to discuss our experiences towards the end of the session.

 

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Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku) has its origins in Japan. The powerful results of significant research in Japan impressed the Government with Shinrin-Yoku’s ability to reduce stress and improve health so much that they made Forest Bathing central to preventative healthcare and established 64 ‘healing forests.’ Studies show that a two hour session significantly:

 
  • reduce stress levels

  • lower heart rate

  • lower cortisol levels

  • strengthen the immune system

  • reduce depression

  • enhance wellbeing

  • increase empathy

  • increase creative thinking

 

Sessions last two hours, but the benefits remain much longer - participants feel the impact throughout the rest of their week and beyond.

While each session is unique and can be enjoyed as a one-off, the magical power of Forest Bathing is strengthened by making it a regular part of your wellness programme. Because nature, and we, are in a state of constant change, no two visits to the woods are ever the same. There is an enriching quality in observing the subtle variations of each session and you will leave embraced by positive vibrations that uplift and carry you forward.

 

Next Forest Bathing dates:

9.30-11.30 Wednesday 23rd January

9.30-11.30 Wednesday 13th February

9.30-11.30 Wednesday 6th March

9.30-11.30 Wednesday 10th April

9.30-11.30 Wednesday 1st May

Sessions cost £25 and last 2 hrs

No previous experience or special equipment is required. 

Sessions are held at

Queen's Wood, Highgate, London

To book any of these sessions, click here

For bespoke sessions or to include Forest Bathing in your retreat or corporate wellbeing package, please contact me here


Forest Bathing Testimonial

My body felt amazing as if it was radiating with a calm energy. The next day I was full of inspiration and I felt like an internal blocking disappeared

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