Forest Therapy, also known as Forest Bathing, is a practice that involves taking a slow sensory walk through the Forest, encouraging individuals to slow down and connect with nature. This immersive experience operates under the belief that the Forest is the therapist, and the guide serves as the door opener to this unique and healing encounter.
At Recovery Untamed, we understand Forest Therpay's power in supporting personal and environmental well-being. During our guided sessions, we lead participants through a carefully crafted sequence of invitations, allowing their minds and bodies to relax and their senses to open up. By immersing themselves in the surrounding environment, individuals can cultivate a deeper and more reciprocal relationship with the Forest.
Our approach to Forest Therapy is free from any predetermined expectations or obligations. We extend open-ended invitations with no specific outcome in mind. Each participant is encouraged to experience the Forest in their own way, without any notions of right or wrong, good or bad. This absence of polarity allows for openhearted awareness and the practice of simply being with what is.
Between each invitation, we provide a space for participants to gather and practice the art of listening. During these moments, individuals share their observations and reflections from their experiences. It is a safe and non-judgmental environment where everyone's input is valued. By engaging in this dialogue, we create a supportive community that further enriches the Forest Therpay journey.
Ultimately, the beauty of Forest Therapy lies in its unpredictability and freedom. No experience is predetermined or mandated. Each person has the opportunity to discover their own unique connection with the Forest, fostering personal growth and healing along the way. Forest Therapy invites us to embrace the present moment, deepen our relationship with nature, and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery.
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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