Support Your Well-Being By Connecting to Nature
Slow Down & Connect For Rest
Experience Nature With Our Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide
Forest Therapy (shinrin-yoku, Forest Bathing) is a research-based practice for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. The decades old practice originated in Japan and is known as shinrin-yoku, which literally translates to “taking in the forest” or “forest bathing”. Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition. Your Nature & Forest Therapy Guide builds on those benefits and looks beyond to what happens when people remember that we are a part of nature and are intrinsically connected to all other beings in fundamental ways.
Forest Therapy is a practice. It is open-ended; there is no prescription for what a person “should” experience, or what benefits they “should” receive. Instead, it is a practice of developing a deepening relationship of reciprocity, in which the forest and the practitioner find a way to work together that supports the wholeness and wellness of each. In Forest Therapy, there is a clearly defined sequence of guided events that provides structure to the experience, while embracing the many opportunities for creativity and serendipity offered by the forest and the individual inspiration of each guide. This practice, developed by ANFT has become the most-widely used framework for Forest Therapy in the world.
Forest Bathing Walks in the Beautiful State of Vermont & Global Online Programs With Our Trained & Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide.
As we spend less time in Nature and more time indoors in front of the screen, we end up feeling mentally fatigued, stressed and physically altered. Our Guided Nature Mindfulness Walks have the ability to restore the body, mind and soul.
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-E.O Wilson, Author of Biophilia