Engaging Experiences & Workshops
Our forest bathing, guided walks and workshops promote nature connectedness as a primary goal and are based on the Liquid Interactions Model developed by the Forest Therapy Hub. This model supports the understanding that health and wellbeing are dynamic and relative experiences. This holistic approach promotes the five stages of health: physical, psychological, social, spiritual and environmental, through a carefully crafted, yet flexible series of nature connection activities in green spaces.
Because the process itself is dynamic, the activities are equally suitable for any age or group. The sequence of activities is designed for participants based on the setting and goal of the group.
Forest Bathing walks range from a personal 1:1 wellbeing practice or regular workplace wellbeing activity to part of a team building workshop or day retreat. It can also be incorporated into a more comprehensive wellbeing plan as part of a forest therapy programme.
Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing For Your Health and Wellbeing
Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese practice of letting nature into our body through our senses. The literal translation is ‘to bathe in the atmosphere of the forest’. In English, it is known as Forest Bathing.
Forest bathing is different from any other type of nature walk. Gentle walks of around 1-1½ kilometers (½-1 mile) last from 2-3 hours. Guided sessions offer activities that support the awakening of your senses. This reduces the static of your inner voice, allows you to be present and helps you establish a connection to nature.
The psychological and physical benefits of forest bathing include:
- reduced stress and anxiety
- lower blood pressure and heart rate
- reduced inflammation
- improved cardiac and pulmonary function
- increased focus
- enhanced mood
- reduced mental and physical pain
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Guided Walks & Workshops
Walk & Talk Sessions
For Personal & Professional Self Care!
Our Group Walks are blended with guided conversation that weave topics like natural navigation, forest bathing and self development as easily as we weave through the various landscapes from town to country lane, farmland to woodland.
All Trail Walk Sessions blend physical movement, mindfulness and guided observation techniques that support the deepening of your connection to nature and promote the five stages of health.
Stepping out of your typical environment into nature removes those triggers that cause frustration, stress, anxiety, unresourceful self-talk and behaviour.
- Triggers and how to deal with them.
- Self Care
- Communication Skills
- Self Coaching: Goals, Reality, Actions
- Personal and Professional Wellbeing.
*This can be run as a one-off workshop. Or, for maximum impact, as a six (6) session workshop.
Group Size: 4-15 participants
Duration: 4 hours for one session.
Includes: Personal Wellbeing Kit
Price: Starting at £50/participant
Schedule a private Walk & Talk for your group today.
Personal Desire Paths
Ideal for Professional and Creative Development and Team Building!
Desire paths are the paths created by humans and wildlife that defy planned walkways. They are typically created to make a journey quicker or easier.
Just like with public parks, gardens and wild settings, desire paths exist within our minds. Plans we started yet abandoned, ideas we have and use occasionally and thoughts that continuously enter our minds are all desire paths. And then there are those desire paths that settle. Instead of working within the boundaries someone else sets, we find a way to make it easier, quicker or work better for us.
- What desire paths are.
- Which ones are settled in you.
- Why you abandon some and revisit others.
- How to tell which to abandon.
- How to keep on track with the ones that best suite you.
Group Size: 4-15 participants
Duration: 3 hours
Schedule a private workshop for your team today.
Great for Professional Development and Understanding Team Dynamics!
Do you ever wonder how some seem to breeze through a situation easily without ever appearing to be stressed, confused or even annoyed? How do they do this? What do they possess that enables them to tackle those situations like a pro?
We’ll uncover the secrets of human excellence and give you the chance to identify your own potential superpowers and learn how to use them.
- What your superpowers are.
- How to use your superpowers for good.
- How to identify other’s superpowers.
- What to do with conflicting superpowers.
Location: Indoor or Outdoor
Group Size: 4-25 participants
Duration: 3 hours
Schedule a private workshop for your group or team today.
We are an Ecotourism Partner
Are you looking to build your visitor experience? We bring forest bathing, guided walks and workshops to you so you can enhance your guest’s visits.
If you want to partner with us and offer these services at your location, let us know!