Wayfarer Forest Therapy Making our way by foot to connect with nature.
Nature provides a wonderful place for us to unfurl our thoughts and discover fresh perspectives. Enjoy an easy, slow-paced, guided walk, and connect with the natural world and yourself. You will be invited to engage your senses and experience the forest. It will help you cherish the present and cultivate wellness. Wayfarer Forest Therapy invites you to explore our organic approach of connection. Almost everyone has enjoyed an inspiring experience with the natural world. It is part of who we are. It allows us to be authentically ourselves.
Come for a walk. Take in the season. Allow your senses to be enlivened. We offer in-person Mindfulness in Nature walks.
When you can't get outside, we have the next best thing. Mindfulness in Nature online, video-on-demand sensory experiences can be enjoyed from where you are, any time.
We are all making our way in this life, this journey, one day at a time, one step at a time. Come for a walk. Forest Therapy is straight-forward, safe, inexpensive and highly effective.
What is Forest Therapy? The focus of Forest Therapy is to support and improve the well-being of the participants through guided experiences in the forest or other natural settings. As a Forest Therapy Guide, I lead you on a quiet walk and invite you to pause and take notice of your surroundings through a series of invitations. Each invitation is part of a sequence that is designed, by the Association of Forest and Nature Therapy, to help you connect with nature in a meaningful, healing way. I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order. - John Burroughs
What should I expect?
Each guided walk is slow-paced and covers 1 kilometer or less. A walk is typically 2 hours in length, but this may vary. Check the event posting to verify. I tailor the walks according to the location and the needs of the participants. The walks are highly accessible and considerate of a wide range of fitness abilities and conditions. You will be walking and sitting with Nature.
In Forest Therapy, there is a clearly defined sequence of guided invitations that provides structure to the experience, while embracing the many opportunities for creativity and serendipity offered by the forest and the individual inspiration of each guide. You will be invited to use your senses, to connect with the natural world around you.
Learn character from trees, values from roots and change from leaves. - Tasneen Hameed
What are the benefits of Forest Therapy?
Forest Therapy is also known as ‘Shinrin Yoku’ or ‘Forest Bathing’. It is unlike any other nature walk you have taken before. Over the past 40 years, many scientific studies have proven the benefits of this practice. Participants consistently report that they have meaningful experiences during their walk. Participants are often surprised by the simplicity of the practice and how it can evoke profound thought, connection to the natural world, and to themselves. Some of the benefits of Forest Therapy include:
Reduced stress and anxiety
Improved concentration and creativity
Boosted immune functioning
Increased feelings of comfort
Decreased blood pressure
Overall better mood and restful sleep
CLICK HERE to see a link to data supporting Forest Therapy. Forest Therapy is straight-forward, safe, highly effective and inexpensive. There is something marvelous in all things of nature. - Aristotle