Way of the Guide ~ Forest Therapy
Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to “Forest Bathing”.
Forest Therapy, Shinrin-yoku in Japanese and Forest Bathing, are names for the medicine of being in the forest. Spending time in nature in a way that invites healing interactions, includes not only such benefits as cultivating wellbeing but each invitation is crafted to help participants slow down and open our senses, giving the forest access to our emotional, physical, and psychological and spiritual being. We discover our RELATIONSHIPS with the more than human world and how our presence may assist nature.
Dr. Mattie Decker is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide w ANFT, the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and educator and writer.
Roger Bass is a naturalist, riverkeeper, and guide-in-training with ANFT.
During this “time between times” as we continue “social distancing” and respect for the wellbeing of all… we offer these opportunities to guide you, maintaining six feet distancing—much as the trees do here—and together awaken more to our relationships with ourselves, and the more-than-human world.
We ask that you dress comfortably and bring any snacks or water bottle you need for yourself.
For more information or to Register, contact Roger Bass: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to read or print and sign a copy of this release, but one will be provided
before each walk. Below is a link to a 2-page printable participant agreement.