I am excited to be working alongside the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust to provide a new forest bathing experience in the beautiful Danemead Nature Reserve.
Come and join us and awaken the senses, feel calm, rejuventated and restored. A must try for all self care routines!
About the event
Also known as forest therapy, forest bathing or Shinrin Yoku, a globally recognised practice known for its benefits to both physical and mental wellbeing. It’s not a long hike but a slow and mindful walk through nature. You are gently guided through a series of invitations where you are free to explore your surroundings with all your senses, with time for mindful awareness and reflection, as well as opportunities to share your thoughts and experiences.
There is a wealth of evidence to show that spending time in nature can improve mood, mental performance and creativity, reduce anxiety, depression, blood pressure. The trees themselves actually give off natural chemicals (phytoncides) which are being studied for their positive impact on our immune function.
Nature and forest therapy is not just a phase or new ‘in’ term. It’s an important movement of connection, weaving the full power of nature into our lives to improve wellbeing for all on a wide scale.
The experience lasts for three hours but no physical exertion is required. All you need is an open heart to embrace the benefits of this powerful therapeutic practice.
About your Guide
Your guide will be Sam Wright, an accredited life coach and forest therapy guide. She is currently one of only a few people in the UK who is in training with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs – offering mindful walks in nature to support healing and well-being.
After working for many years in the corporate scientific and research industry, Sam set up her business, Natural Edge Coaching, specialising in supporting clients through a period of transition – whether that’s at work, in relationships, or in other aspects of life.
With a BSc in Biological Science, with Zoology, Sam has always been inspired by the natural world and is passionate about demonstrating the scientific benefits of being out in nature. She combines her scientific and coaching experience with her compassionate, empathetic and intuitive approach, and it’s her mission to help people reconnect with themselves and their environment, empowering them to be their own leader of a life of wholeness and fulfilment.