Forest Therapy Walk
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No matter who you are, what you do and how much stress you have, you can find something in nature that resonates or connects with you in some small way that might give you a different perspective. As Dr. Qing Li, the author of Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness says in Time Magazine: "In Japan, we practice something called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses. This is not exercise, or hiking, or jogging. It is simply being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Shinrin-yoku is like a bridge. By opening our senses, it bridges the gap between us and the natural world." The article further reveals that 'according to a study sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends 93% of his or her time indoors.' And that impacts our mental health and well-being. The benefits of spending time in nature are so powerful that doctors in Japan, the UK, and Scotland prescribe 30 minute walks or more per day in nature as medicine instead of pills.
I am not a trained forest therapy guide but I am very passionate and aware of the natural world and its profound impact on our happiness and well-being.
Join us for an introduction to Forest Therapy and experience the benefits of connecting to nature, creating a relationship between oneself and the natural world, where this relationship itself becomes a field of healing and a source of joyful well-being.