"If you go off into a forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand you're connected with everything"
Biophilia is human's innate tendency to seek connections with nature.
We are drawn to it when we need nourishing, restoring, healing. Time in nature fills us with calm, wonder and a sense of connection. In the midst of stressful modern life we need it more than ever, which is why I offer nature connection in my work.
Shinrin Yoku is the Japanese term for forest bathing. A 'forest bath' is the simple yet deeply healing practice of immersing oneself in nature. It is a mindful activity; using the senses to connect fully to the natural environment.
The science behind how and why time in nature is so beneficial to both our physical and mental health is fascinating and well researched.
I am a trained Shinrin Yoku practitioner, currently on working towards my Advanced Diploma with Nature & Therapy UK
"Nature is not a place to visit - it is home"
- Gary Snyder
To the trees!
This can be a fantastic way to reconnect to yourself, others and your environment.
Available as a group or one to one session.
I offer this at the following locations in Salford:
Clifton Country Park
I can also arrange this at a location of your choice, though I will need to familiarise myself with it first.
To book on my next Forest Bathing event for the general public visit my events page.
To organise a Forest Bathing session for yourself or your colleagues/group please get in touch.
You can read a local press article about my Forest Bathing events here.
Walk & talk counselling sessions
Combining nature connection and counselling, walk & talk sessions are a great way to take care of your mental health. Read more here.