The forest is the therapist. The guide opens the door.
Forest Therapy is a gentle practice that involves moving very slowly and mindfully through nature, soaking it in with all of our senses. It is a relaxing experience that connects people to natural environments through sensory-based invitations. It is not hiking in the traditional sense.
An entire walk is typically 2-21/2 hours in duration and often covers no more than a quarter mile distance. In that short distance most people experience contact with nature in a much deeper way that they ever have prior to the walk.
Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of “shinrin yoku”, which translates to "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.
Sample forest therapy here.
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