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About Forest Therapy

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

Forest Therapy, also known as "Shinrin-Yoku" or "Forest Bathing", is 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 nature and mindfully connecting with the environment through a range of guided activities such as gentle regulating movements, sensory exercises, and slow walks in nature. The aim is to help you slow down and feel more present in the moment.

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 antimicrobial properties and can boost the 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.

Join our Yellow Gum Forest Therapy experience and immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings of beautiful bush lands and lush forest. Our guided experience will support you to ground yourself with the calming rhythms of nature.

Reserve your spot now in our size-limited upcoming walk. See our page on "Upcoming Experiences" for more information.

This is your call to slow down
and connect with nature

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