You're invited to join me for an introduction to Nature Therapy on the beach in Littlehampton, West Sussex.
The session is based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing). We'll journey together into the senses to connect with the natural world that is all around us.
We'll start near The Beach (the new café opening up on East Beach, Littlehampton) and journey together along the beach, opening up our senses and our hearts to what the natural world wants to offer us in that moment. We do this through a series of invitations - consciously named as there is no right or wrong way to take what is offered to you.
Whilst described as a walk - in truth we may travel no more than a quarter of a mile. Sessions are done at a relaxed pace and are open to all. They will take place on the beach - as it is a combination of shingle and sand, sensible footwear is recommended!
We'll be meeting by The Beach cafe in Littlehampton (opposite the Littlehampton Wave Leisure Centre).
Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, Forest Bathing has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. But beyond these physiological changes, Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. On your walk, a certified guide will offer a series of guided invitations to assist you in finding your own authentic way of interacting with the land at the Los Angeles Arboretum. There’s no right or wrong way to do it and it’s great for all ages; just come and be yourself. It’s all welcome in the forest.
Join certified forest therapy guide, Linda Lombardo of Wild Heart Nature Connection, on a walk at Bayard Cutting Arboretum to reconnect with the natural world around us. We’ll slow down, wander and notice what most of the world simply walks past; the beauty of nature. We’ll do some grounding, connect with the trees and water, and even create some nature art together.
These walks are always slow and easy-going, not a hike; not a tour of plants or collections.
Walk length: 120 minutes; please wear comfortable, sturdy shoes for walking outdoors. Bring whatever else you require to feel comfortable. Masks are required. Organic bug spray only, please.
We also practice physical distancing. Limited to 16 participants.
Ages 18 and up.
Fee: $40 per person. If you have an Empire Pass, parking is free. Otherwise, it's $8 per car per NY State.
Pink Beds Trail Loop, U.S. 276, Pisgah Forest, NC, USA
The practice of forest bathing encourages you to slow down, relax and reconnect with nature by quieting the mind and awakening the senses. We're looking forward to supporting your recharge in the stunning environment of Pisgah National Forest just one hour outside of Asheville and near Brevard, NC.
Join Christa Hebal, Kelly Bruce, or Dr Mattie Decker, ANFT certified forest therapy guides, for a relaxing 2.5-hour stroll in our stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. Through a series of invitations, you’ll have the opportunity to be present in the moment, deepening your connection with nature and community, and enjoying the many gifts nature has to offer. Inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese art of immersing oneself in a forest environment, forest bathing walks invite our guests to spend time in nature in a way that invites healing for ourselves, our fraught ecosystems, and our community. It is true nature therapy! The walk culminates in a tea ceremony with snacks.
Prefer a private experience? Private walks are available daily, year-round, with advance notice. Please reach out anytime with questions or requests. We're looking forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer.
Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pine Community Park, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature.
Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather.
The terrain mildly downhill. The trail is wide and well maintained. There may be muddy spots, and we will go down a short steep section. We will meet on the front porch of the Community Center. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Join me for a remotely guided nature therapy session. We'll journey together into the senses to experience the natural world. You can join from anywhere - your garden, a local park, a woodland, a beach or even your living room. All you need is a view of the natural world (even if that is through a window).
I'll be guiding you from the banks of the River Arun in West Sussex, UK - helping to connect you to the nature that is in and around you.
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Alchemy of Forest Bathing
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Mohonk Mountain House
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Explore L'Auberge de Sedona
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Forest Bathing with your Dog - a book by Nadine Mazzola
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Spending the day at Blackberry Farm
Do the Nature-Wise Have an Edge?
What Is Forest Bathing/Therapy?
Forest Bathing - National Geographic
Science of "Forest Bathing"
Farm and Forest Explorers 3
Farm and Forest Explorers 2
Farm and Forest Explorers
Roots Connection Meditation
How Forests Heal People
Introduction to Shinrin Yoku
Could It Be That We're Invisible?
I suddenly realized that we were invisible to the people there. No one noticed us, not even as I played my flute to remind the forest bathers to drop back into presencing. No one noticed us at all.
It was then that I realized how wonderful being i
First Responders & The Forest: Ancient Meets Modern
Forests have existed for millennia. Like first responders, they offer reassurance, and by the power of their existence, help us to breathe and live. Just as first responders hold the power of life or death in their control, so too does the forest.
from "In Deep Winter":
We are in deep winter now. All is quiet in the forest. I want to know this stillness and this rest. It’s as if all the earth is calling out, “slow down now, pay attention to this wisdom from the land . . . You can do thi