Join us for a natural boost to living well.
You are invited to join us on International Forest Bathing Day, in the beautiful grounds of the Walkern Hall Woods to experience a gentle forest therapy walk. On this day, all over the globe our fellow guides are inviting people to come and open their hearts to the therapy of the forest.
By taking the time to reconnect with ourselves, each other and deepening our connection to nature, we will begin to uncover some of the proven and powerful therapeutic benefits that spending time in nature has on our ‘being well’.
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 and re-balance.
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
Sam Wright is an accredited life coach (ACC) and certified forest therapy guide.
After working for many years in the corporate scientific and research industry, Sam set up her business, Natural Edge Coaching and Forest Therapy, 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 remember their natural connection 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.
Contact me: with any questions and for more details upon booking.
– a minimum of 3 attendees will be required to guide this walk, under 3 and the walk will be postponed.
– a forest therapy experience can be cancelled due to extreme adverse weather, please ensure the email you use as part of your registration is one that you use often to receive updates about the walk.
I look forward to meeting you in the woods.