I am a certified guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Both my Wanders for well-being and Creative Journeys incorporate the standard sequence taught by the ANFT. They also support the 5 ways to mental wellbeing advocated by our NHS.
Give something back
Relate to other people
Exercise your body
Appreciate your world
Try something new
Nature and forest Therapy has an evidence-based framework, established by the ANFT Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, for supporting wellness and health through guided immersive walks in forests and other natural environments. The approach draws on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, as well as nature connection practices and the Way of Council. To find out more book a walk with me or read more here.
The scientifically proven benefits of Forest Bathing include:
- Boosted immune system functioning, with an increase in the count of the body’s Natural Killer (NK) cells.
- Reduced blood pressure
- Reduced stress
- Improved mood
- Increased ability to focus, even in children with ADHD
- Accelerated recovery from surgery or illness
- Increased energy level
- Improved sleep