Forest Bathing Experiences are offered at Shevlin Park and at the Hanai Foundation. These experiences are 2 hour experiences. This would be a great small or large group activity for building connections, please reach out to inquire about your private event.
November 26th: Forest Bath @Shevlin Park
December 3rd: Forest Bath @ Shevlin Park
December 10th: Forest Bath @ Shevlin Park
December 17th: Forest Bath @ Shevlin Park
December 31st: Forest Bath @ Shevlin Park
AN INTRODUCTION TO FOREST THERAPY
The Forest Therapy model that I guide is based off of Shinrin Yoku, which translates directly as "Forest Bath". I am certified to lead these walks through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Certification Program. Forest bathing was developed in Japan in the 1980s to promote healthier living among communities. Since its start, numerous studies have been done to show the effects of this practice on our physical and mental well being. The scientific data is incredible and some benefits include lowering heart rate and blood pressure, reducing stress hormones in your body, increasing immune response by increasing NK cells in your body, reducing anxiety, depression, and fatigue.
The goal of forest bathing is simple: fully experience the present moment while immersing your senses in the sights and sounds of a natural setting.
WHY PRACTICE WITH A CERTIFIED GUIDE?
Just like meditation , yoga, and other wellness work, you can practice this on your own, but a trained guide offers an opportunity for a deeper experience and opportunities to grow in your practice. I am trained to be able to offer you guidance by opening the doors for you to find connections with the nature through your unique lens. There is a saying among forest therapy guides "The forest is the therapist and I act as the guide". During a forest therapy session I will provide guidance as you discover what the forest has to offer you in your healing experience.