Spending so much time indoors and attached to technology is leaving us feeling disconnected, from each other and even from ourselves. You know that underlying feeling of loneliness that you just can’t shift? With the NHS stretched to impossible levels, our mental health and wellbeing is suffering.
I passionately believe there is a better way to heal, a way that’s available to us all right now! Connecting to nature affects us from our heads to our toes, read on to find out how...
A series of meditations to engage the senses, leading to a deeper connection to nature
Fun activities to foster nature connection with an introduction to meditation
An opportunity for adult & child to bond through a shared sensory experience
Available on request and tailored to your company’s needs
Modelled on the Japanese wellness practice of Shinrin-Yoku. A shared group experience. Guided meditation, sensory activation and mindfulness. Nature therapy in the atmosphere of the forest. Scientific evidence.
A preventative medicine with healing benefits that are proven to last for 2 - 4 weeks:
The president of the Japanese Society of Forest Medicine, Dr Qing Li, on forest bathing:
"We are part of the natural world. Our rhythms are the rhythms of nature. As we walk slowly through the forest, we bring our rhythms into step with nature. By opening our senses, Shinrin-Yoku bridges the gap between us and the natural world. And when we are in harmony with the natural world we can begin to heal. Our nervous system can reset itself; our bodies and minds can go back to how they ought to be. No longer out of kilter with nature but once again in tune with it, we are refreshed and restored.
Immersed in the natural world, we can experience the miracle of life and connect to something larger than ourselves. Nature takes our breath away and breathes new life into us”.
The above is taken from Dr Qing Li's book, "Into the Forest; how trees can help you find HEALTH and HAPPINESS", which is a fantastic read if you want to learn more.
"The guided auditory meditations provided symptom relief that I hadn’t felt in over a year!
The heightened sensory experience in a relaxed calm environment of the forest, with a professional, kind, welcoming instructor who adapted the session to enable me to participate with a hidden disability, was fantastic"Shelly, Winchester
"You helped us so much - V went to see you know who and made the vital work call, both things she has been putting off for weeks! I have also had a v good night’s sleep! Must be six months since that has happened with no night sweats.
We will be in touch for the next episode soon!”.ES, Basingstoke
"I have to admit I was a touch cynical, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. After only one session I was aware of things I have never noticed before, and the resulting sense of calm was overwhelming. Working in a group is beneficial as together you create a more rounded experience and everyone observes completely different things, which is quite fascinating".Claudia, London
"I really really enjoyed our forest therapy walk, I didn't really know what to expect but I found it to be incredibly relaxing and interesting, and the feeling of calmness stayed with me for a couple of days afterwards. Thank you".Amy, Surrey
"I did a three hour session with Sonya, it is genuinely the best thing that has ever happened to me.
Value for money, I can highly recommend."George, Winchester
"Enjoyed my Forest Therapy experience with Adore Your Outdoors. To stop and savour nature, slow down and disconnect for a couple of hours was very liberating. Highly recommend!"Tilly, Birmingham
"Sonya was a nurturing, sensitive and inspirational guide; her love for the forest and belief in its ability to heal and restore is infectious. Highly recommend".Claire, Newbury
"Certainly a therapy and great help for people in high pressure jobs to relax, unwind and let go completely, leading to a better social attitude and if carried forward can be positive to those who are in contact with them".Philip, Odiham
"Amazing experience! I struggle to relax most days. After the first half hour every single sense was awake to my surroundings. I saw and heard things I would never had noticed on a walk. Sonya guided us seamlessly through our invitations, and the three hours flew by. I was so at peace I dozed off in the last invitation and woke with a squirrel not 3 feet away!
The heightened senses and feelings of calm lasted several days."Lisa, Weyhill
"Forest bathing is a magical experience! You lose all sense of time whilst opening to the wonders of your surroundings and reconnecting with yourself. This was my second experience with Sonya - I had loved the first one but was surprised at getting even more out of the second. I believe that the next will be even deeper still - I guess I’m learning a new skill here!
In a hectic world it feels like such a luxury to fully escape".Andrea, Sutton Scotney
“A great escape in the great outdoors. In a friendly environment we were guided through beautiful surroundings and I came away uplifted, relaxed and focused. To be able to watch a mouse going about its business was a privilege.
Thank you, I will do this again”.Jon, Southampton.
““Wow! What an amazing experience. Sonya was a brilliant host. I was fully immersed in the forest bathing experience, losing myself in the surroundings. This was due to Sonya’s ability to put us at our ease and her peaceful manner. I felt the stress flowing out of me and peace flowing in. During one invitation, I totally lost track of time and the sense of where I was.
I was so peaceful and relaxed. I would recommend this to everybody”.Paula, Winchester.