Forest Bathing invites curiosity and all that it evokes. Known by other names, including Forest Therapy, the intriguing concept is—at its root—a slow sensory walk through the forest, encouraging each of us to slow down and BE. Operating under the premise that the forest is the therapist, your forest therapy guide opens the door to your experience. The practice of Forest Bathing supports health and healing of both the person and the land upon which they walk. At Recovery Untamed, we guide participants through a sequence of invitations, helping the mind and body slow and the senses to open. Experiencing the surrounding environment in this state can deepen the reciprocal relationship between person and forest. We extend open-ended invitations with no expectation for what you should experience or receive. Between each invitation, we gather and practice the art of listening, while each participant shares observations from the experience. There is no right or wrong, good or bad; there is no polarity. There is only openhearted awareness to practice being with what is. No experience is predetermined or mandated—that’s the beauty of the experience.
Forest Bathing is known as Shinrin-Yoku in Japan, and the term is often used interchangeably with Forest Therapy to describe the slow, sensory walk through the Natural World. The practice of Forest Therapy facilitates a defined sequence of guided invitations which provide a path forward while embracing the many opportunities for individual experience. In every experience, the forest acts as therapist.
The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy framework embodies the most widely used approach to Forest Therapy worldwide. Descending into nature involves more than disconnecting from the noise and distractions of modern life or simply calming the mind and body, Forest Theraphy offers the opportunity to open oneself to natural healing properties by reconnecting to the More-Than-Human World.
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