Forest Therapy encompasses a host of approaches, including Psychology, Mindfulness, Forest Medicine, Ecophilosophy, and Neurophysiology.
At Kindred Soil we believe that Forest Therapy, Forest Bathing and Nature Connection practices can fit into your life - no need to move to a cabin in the woods (although that does sound great!)
Forest Therapy takes its roots from the Japanese Shinrin Yoku or 'Forest Bathing'. This is the practice of immersing yourself, or 'bathing' your senses, in nature. Forest Therapy is the development of this into a nature-based intervention. Usually these are a series of sessions in order to really receive the benefits of these practices.
Forest Therapy Guides work in partnership with nature, in order to support our participants to deepen their connection to nature, to the present moment, and ultimately to themselves as part of nature.
As an Integrative Forest Therapy Practitioner, I follow the Integrative Forest Therapy model taking a holistic and evidence-based approach. I also aim to offer a 'tool kit' approach - equipping participants with a variety of Nature Connection practices that they can embed and adapt into their daily lives.
There is a large and growing evidence base of the reported benefits for Forest Therapy and Forest Bathing. Some examples of the potential benefits are:
...to name just a few!
In a Forest Therapy session, I will take you through the process, allowing the group to slow down and switch off. During the session I will be offering what we call 'invitations' - ways to connect with nature more deeply and presently.
Currently all our offerings are taking place online due to the ongoing pandemic. We have found that we can have great results and do really important work online, and this makes it not only safer for everyone, but also more accessible and easier to fit in to your life.
Forest Therapy for Stress Participant
Please check out our 'Current Offerings' page to see any upcoming Forest Therapy and Forest Bathing courses, as well as other upcoming events and sessions. If you have any questions then please don't hesitate to get in touch with us - email@example.com
Based on research from Derby Univeristy, this self-paced workbook offers invitations for some accessible ways to connect with nature. Supporting you to weave your own nature connection practices into your life.
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