Join us for a natural boost to living well.
You are invited to join us in the beautiful grounds of Walkern Hall Woods on Sunday 12th May. There is no better way to begin your week, particularly Mental Health Awareness Week 2019. Let your mind be restored, your body reconnected and your spirits lifted.
Spring time is sweet, the whole earth smiles as you come to greet.
This time of year is particularly special with the more than human world becoming more active within the ever increasing warmth and light. The birds begin to sing noticeably louder and the worms wriggle to the earths surface. New colours emerge, its a time of fertility and creativity.
About the Event
We will take a slow gentle walk through the forest and experience the land through a series of guided invitations. You will have the opportunity to awaken your body’s senses and notice what that brings you. By interrupting the usual frantic pace of life, you will be invited to witness the stories contained within each other, the land and the season.
Our forest therapy experiences take you from the hustle and bustle of everyday life on a journey where time and destination release their hold. The persistent noise quietens in our minds and the forest holds our space, enabling opportunity for restoration, re-balance and rejuvenation.
Forest therapy can improve our mental, physical and social wellbeing and there is growing scientific evidence to show the positive impact on health, such as reducing blood pressure, heart rate, depression and anxiety, as well as boosting the immune system, improving cognitive function and creativity.
No experience required, no fitness required. Nothing to lose by trying.
About your Guide
Your guide will be Sam Wright, an accredited life coach and certified forest therapy guide. She is currently one of only a few people in the UK who has trained with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs – offering nature therapy walks to support deeper connection, 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 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 is to help as many people as possible reconnect with themselves and their environment, empowering them to be their own leader of a life of wholeness and fulfilment. With the forest as her partner she believes people will fall back in love with the land and work together to nurture its wellbeing, as it nurtures theirs.
Health and safety
Any outdoor activity entails known and unanticipated risks and although forest therapy is a low-risk activity, you still need to assume the full responsibility of your own well-being and safety.
Please do let me know, prior to the walk, if there is anything I should be aware of regarding your physical or psychological health, by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be treated as confidential.
I look forward to meeting you in the woods.