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Forest Therapy Walk

A nature and forest therapy walk to cultivate an embodied, sensory relationship with the living world.

Forest Therapy Walk

A nature and forest therapy walk to cultivate an embodied, sensory relationship with the living world.

Event Details

Guided by

Alyssa Benjamin

Time

09:00am - 12:00pm

When

April 28, 2024

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10

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Ticket Price:

£33
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About Alyssa Benjamin

Join certified forest therapy guide, Alyssa Benjamin, on a nature and forest therapy walk to cultivate an embodied, sensory relationship with the living world. In this immersive experience, you’ll connect with yourself, each other, and the more-than-human world as your senses become a pathway for building deeper relationships with the plants, animals and beings around you.

Objective

In this immersive experience, you’ll connect with yourself, each other, and the more-than-human world as your senses become a pathway for building deeper relationships with the plants, animals and beings around you.

Forest therapy is based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku (or forest bathing) and has a number of benefits, including: reducing stress and anxiety, boosting your immune system, attention restoration, generating feelings of awe and wonder, and supercharging your creativity. Forest therapy invites you to create a personal and authentic relationship with the earth and with yourself. It’s about meditation, play, ceremony. Forest therapy is also about reciprocity—the practice is a powerful reminder to find ways to give back to the land that continually gives to us.

What's included

  • Establishing Roots: An introduction to the land and the history/practice/process of forest therapy
  • Meditation: A sensory meditation to bring us into embodied awareness
  • Playful Exploration: A series of invitations that encourage mindful exploration and interaction with the living world (nature) and with one another
  • Ceremony: A closing ceremony and connection circle with snacks and tea made from local plants
  • Immunity Sprays by SuperMush

What to bring

  • A blanket or sit pad
  • Sweater in case it's chilly
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Any additional snacks
  • Sun Protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.)
  • Notebook + Pen