NATURE AND FOREST THERAPY
The practice of Nature and Forest Therapy is a research-based famework for supporting health and well-being through guided immersive experiences in forests and other natural settings. It was developed by drawing on the latest medical research, new developments in the field of nature connection, and ancient traditions of mindfulness and wellness. Studies have proven that it provides a wide array of health benefits, including stress release, enhanced immune response, improved and stabilized mood, and sharper cognition.
It is a practice of connecting with the natural world and with each other to enhance health, wellness and happiness. A series of guided invitations bring us into the present moment, opening the doors of communication with the forest, waters and landscapes we explore. We encounter not just nature, but through the many ways the natural world mirrors us, we also meet ourselves.
The practice does not engage in activities that require a great deal of physical exertion. Part of the appeal of Japanese ‘Shrin-Yoku- or ‘forest bathing’ is that it is highly accessible to people with a wide range of fitness abilities and conditions. No physical exertion is encouraged or facilitated by the practice.