Instinctively we know that spending time with nature is good for our emotional well-being and mental health. Shinrin-Yoku is a Japanese practice which literally means “forest bathing” – it’s about spending time deliberately in nature, connecting with the natural world and has become a core part of preventative medicine in Japan.
No nudity is involved! Bathing is simply a description around becoming immersed in the woods, and my forest bathing workshops offer simple group exercises to concentrate our minds on the natural world around us to help us rebalance our emotions and ground us in the constant forces of nature. Think of it as a blend of mindfulness, meditation, walking and self – reflection with everyone easily able to take the exercises home to develop their own forest bathing practice.
I hold sessions in Shropshire (mostly in and around Wellington and Shrewsbury) as well as attending various festivals to hold forest bathing workshops. Want to find out more? Keep an eye on my social media (Facebook and Instagram) to find out where I’ll be holding sessions next, or get in touch to find out more, my contact page is here.