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... 

Sonya Dibbin

Forest Therapy For Adults

A series of meditations to engage the senses, leading to a deeper connection to nature

Forest Therapy For Tots

Fun activities to foster nature connection with an introduction to meditation

Forest Therapy for Families

An opportunity for adult & child to bond through a shared sensory experience

Employee Wellbeing Programmes

Available on request and tailored to your company’s needs

Forest Therapy

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:  

  • Chemicals emitted from trees boost the immune system
  • Lowers high blood pressure 
  • Boosts mood and mental health; reduces depression, anxiety and ADHD
  • Reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol
  • Enhances creativity and empathy
  • Improves sleep, concentration and memory. 

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. 

Happy People