This years theme for Mental health awareness Week is Nature and the Environment and so, in order to support this week and highlight the mental health benefits of Shinrin Yoku we are part of a plan to organise 100 walks around the country for free! The walk intends to help those struggling with mental health issues (and let's face it, most of us do right now) and to show you how Shinrin Yoku is an effective resource. There is no cost for joining this experience.
The walk will be a gentle introduction to forest bathing or Shinrin-yoku, 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 hours and will take place near Caterham in Surrey. Exact location and details will be sent out nearer the time, so if you'd like to come along, please book on the site (no charge) so I can get in touch with you.
Free: Mental Health Awareness Week Shinrin-yoku Walk Weds 12th May 21
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.