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New Beginnings – Forest Bathing
Saturday, 25th February @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Earlier in the month of February is the chance to celebrate the Celtic festival of Imbolc, marking the beginning of spring. Despite, this, February can seem like a tough month, so it seems like the perfect time to get outside and begin unpacking our understanding of nature connection through all our 5 senses.
Forest bathing is scientifically proven to improve health. Countless Japanese studies have revealed how it boosts immune systems, reduces stress hormones, enhances mental wellness and bolsters brain health. It can provide emotional healing, decrease blood pressure, improve general sleep-wake cycles, improve relationship skills, reduces stress and reduce aggression.
These are gentle, personable, small group introductions to forest bathing including sensory and meditative exercises. We take time to explore our woodland landscape, tuning in to our micro and macro awareness of nature and noticing how it communicates with us. The session is 2.45 hours and takes place at the Surrey Wildlife Trust’s wildlife reserve Nower Wood. See here for details on the location https://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/nature-reserves/nower-wood-educational-nature-reserve
Read more about Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) on Justine’s dedicated website, Forest Bathing Made In Britain.
You’ll meet in the car park 15 minutes before to begin promptly at 9.15am, finishing around 12pm.