FOREST BATHING GUIDE
“Into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.” John Muir
Walking through the woods is indeed good for us, but when you are aware of the powerful benefits of Forest Bathing, and you are armed with some mindfulness practices to use, you will be able to experience the truly therapeutic benefits of time spent in nature. Let me be there to guide you to open your senses, listen to nature, appreciate its beauty, take in the fragrance and to enjoy the healing benefits of the forest.
What is Forest Bathing?
The Japanese word Shinrin Yoku translates as “Forest Shower” or “Forest Bath”. Of course, you will not take any clothing off, but you will shed layers of unwanted layers. The idea is that your entire being is immersed in the forest. Your senses of touch, sound, sight, smell, and taste will be awakened, and your focus will shift from stress of doing to soft fascination of being.
Scientific studies by Dr. Qing LI and Miyazaki Yoshifumi, show that spending at least 120 minutes in nature each week is associated with good health and wellbeing for both our bodies and minds. Carefully measured differences in the blood pressure, heart rate and cortisol levels of volunteers who were initially taken on short walks in nature, showed benefits such as:
Reduced blood pressure
Improvements in mood
Increased levels of “natural killer” cells, which are vital in protecting the body from cancers
Reduced rates of insomnia
Improved immune health
Knowing all this, it’s a shame not to take advantage of the benefits!
What we cover:
🌻 Nature as Therapy
👣 A quiet walk to our forest room
🍃 Finding a sit spot
🌳 A different type of relaxation
🫖 Tea and talk
Where this can take place:
Chiemen forest, Immensee, Allmig forest,
Merlischachen or a place of your choice
Time: Ca. 1 ½ hours
Please bring something to sit or lay on - blanket or rug.
Price: CHF 35.00 by TWINT or cash