The idea behind it is simple – spending time in nature has a calming and restorative effect on our minds and bodies. Immersing ourselves in a forest, we can disconnect from the stresses of daily life and connect with the natural world.
Being outdoors in nature can have a tremendously calming and restorative impact on our minds and bodies, offering us the chance to take a break from the hustle and bustle of hectic everyday life. Experiencing nature first-hand also helps us to connect with the world around us, allowing us to observe nature’s beauty, variety and complexity. Just spending time in nature – whether it’s a hike in a forest or a walk along the beach – can lead to an increased sense of wellbeing that we simply can’t get from being indoors all day.
Your ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide is trained and experienced to help you connect with nature and improve your well-being. These walks are not hikes or nature tours, but rather slow and meditative walks that encourage participants to engage with their senses and surroundings in a mindful way. The guide’s role is to provide a safe and supportive environment for participants to experience the healing power of nature and allow a deeper connection to emerge between participants and the natural world.
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“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.”