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About Forest Therapy

Forest therapy, (also called Shinrin-Yoku), involves immersing yourself in nature to improve your mental and physical health. Read more about its benefits here.

Forest Therapy, also known as "Shinrin-Yoku" or "Forest Bathing", is a type of nature therapy which offers a guided experience aimed at promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and improving health and well-being.

This approach involves immersing oneself in a natural environment, such as forest, bush or parklands, and and engaging in a range of facilitated activities such as gentle regulating movement, sensory exercises, creative explorations, and more. The aim is to help you slow down, feel more present in the moment and feel more connected to nature.

Forest Therapy has been scientifically proven to have multiple health benefits for people and the community. Governments and medical professionals around the world are increasingly acknowledging this research, with a growing number of countries promoting "green prescriptions" (or "nature prescriptions") to alleviate mental health concerns and prevent illness.

Health benefits of Forest Therapy include but not limited to:

  1. Reduced stress levels: Spending time in forests can significantly reduce cortisol levels, a hormone associated with stress.

  2. Improved mood: Forest Therapy has been shown to increase levels of serotonin, a hormone that regulates mood and contributes to feelings of happiness.

  3. Enhanced immune function: Trees release chemicals called phytoncides, which have properties which boost our immune system.

  4. Lower blood pressure: Spending time in nature has been shown to lower blood pressure, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

  5. Increased creativity: Studies have shown that spending time in nature can boost creativity and problem-solving skills.

Book our Yellow Gum Forest Therapy experience and immerse yourself in peaceful natural surroundings. Our guided experience will support you to ground yourself with the calming rhythms of nature.

This is your call to slow down
and connect with nature

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