April Forest Friday – witness the rebirth, renewal and regrowth of nature.
In the beautiful grounds of the Clinton-Baker Pinetum you are invited to offer yourself a couple of hours of self-care and come and explore the delights of spring. Come and let your mind and heart be softened, your body renergised and spirits lifted.
“April showers bring May flowers”
By taking the time to pause, notice and reconnect within nature, you will have the opportunity to experience some of the powerful therapeutic benefits that spending time in nature has on our ‘being well’.
About the Experience
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 have an opportunity to listen to the stories contained within each other, the land and the season.
Our forest therapy experiences take you from the persistent overwhelm of everyday life on a journey where time and destination release their hold. The noise quietens in our minds and the forest holds our space, enabling opportunity for restoration.
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, focus and creativity.
A natural boost to living well – Working on the inside – outside
No experience or fitness required and nothing to lose by trying.
About your Forest Walk Guide
After working for many years in the corporate industry, Sam set up her own business, Natural Edge Coaching and Forest Therapy. Sam specialises 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. It’s her mission to help people remember their natural connection with themselves and their environment thereby 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.
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.
- a minimum of 3 participants are required to guide this experience.
- The experience can also be cancelled due to extreme weather.