Forest Therapy Sessions for small groups
Leigh Woods, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3QE
(Please note parking charges apply at this car park)
Blaise Castle - Coombe Dingle
The Dingle, Bristol BS9 2PA
(free parking - limited spaces)
I run donation based forest therapy sessions throughout the months June, July, August and September for groups of 3 to 5 people.
If you are a group of 3 -5 people and wish to try a forest therapy session, please email me @ email@example.com
What is forest therapy?
Forest Therapy helps us to establish a deeper connection with our natural environment. This can greatly benefit our mental and physical health. Forest therapy, also known as Shinrin Yoku, is known to reduce anxiety, stress, and blood pressure. It improves imunity and generally leaves you feeling very relaxed and restored.
Although in normal therapy conversation is encouraged, during a forest therapy sessions there is less talking. Instead you are encouraged to use your 5 senses to explore your inner and outer worlds. This helps to calm the mind and significantly reduces anxiety.
What happens during a forest therapy session?
We will take a gentle walk to a pleasant nature spot, usually in some woodlands or a forest. Here, a set of easy-to-follow, mind-calming and relaxing invitations are given to help you connect to yourself and your natural environment. The session can last anything from 1 hour to 3 hours depending on location and need. After a forest therapy session most people report feeling more grounded, calmed down, more connected and more focussed. On a physical level blood pressure often drops, heart rate becomes more stable and cortisol levels decrease. Some people have found that forest therapy sessions can also serve as an opportunity to process emotional difficulties.
What to bring:
Bottle of drinking water & a snack
Something to sit on like a fold up blanket
Comfortable walking shoes
An open mind
A note book and pen
Please make sure you DRESS FOR THE WEATHER, there won't be vigorous movements to keep you warm! Layers are highly recommended.