FOREST BATHING

Full immersion and nurturing experience in Nature to heal, transform, rest & deepen your connection to Nature.


Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing is the practice and art of immersing yourself within a Natural environment, particularly within a forest or woodland, to bring about a sense of well-being, healing and renewal. While it is not literally bathing in the sense of swimming or bathing, it is the immersive experience of being in a woodland or forest surrounded by Nature and your interaction with that environment.

The term Forest Bathing originated in Japan, where it is known as Shinrin-Yoku, Shinrin in Japanese means ‘Forest’ and Yoku means ‘Bath’. 

Nature Nurturing

This practice has been carried out for thousands of years, many indigenous cultures spend time in Nature to heal, to deepen their connection to the cycle of life, to mark their transitions in life. Rob has trained as a Forest Therapy Guide and has rooted the practice in this very land, drawing on literature, direct experience and teachings of the heritage and history of woodlands, Druidry and folklore of Britain. This therapy draws on this ancient wisdom, understood through modern science and our innate need to connect with nature. This therapy is useful to restore, re-balance and heal the body, the mind and the spirit.

The Therapy & Science

Research has shown that Forest Bathing can offer the following benefits:

  • Reduces Stress & Anxiety
  • Helps to lower raised blood pressure
  • Boosts immune system
  • Alleviates depression
  • Increases metabolism
  • Decreases insomnia
  • Clears and stills the Mind
  • Deepens your connection to Nature

 Spending quality time in a woodland or forest environment where you are immersed in nature, using all your senses over a period of time can help to alleviate many problems and stresses associated with modern living.

 

Booking a session

Rob is currently only taking Case Studies to complete his Forest Therapy Guide Qualification. 

One to one 2 hour session £30
Group of 3 or more for 2 hours £60

To book contact Rob here



Rob's credentials are:

  • Shinrin Yoku Basic Course with Nature & Therapy UK
  • Fully Insured (Student case study and other activities leading to final qualification)
  • Shinrin Yoku Diploma - Centre for Excellence
  • Outdoor First Aider
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Indie Sharman Ethical Practitioner
  • Holds an advanced CRB check
  • BSc Geography 
  • Spiritual Healer - Healer Practitioner Association International
  • Advance Flower Essences - British School of Yoga