"It is reported that after just 15 minutes your stress hormones will start to decrease."
We spend so much of our lives on high alert, within our work, attached to technology and alerts for one thing or another.
When you enter a forest you will find that your breathing will become slower and your presence starts to increase.
This therapy is about immersing yourself in what nature has to offer.
It is about stopping to look, to notice, to observe, hearing each crackle of a twig or a leaf rustling in the breeze.
Hearing the birds and noticing when you are still for long enough how their behaviour changes towards you.
It is smelling and inhaling the natural aroma of the trees and plants, the phytoncides, that in these essential oils by themselves can offer us so much increase in wellbeing.
Maybe on the first visit or certainly after a period of time you will notice an increase in your focus and clarity of thinking.
We have four 3 hour sessions and one full day retreat planned for 2020.
The four morning sessions will all be at Owlett Plantation Woods, with the permission of The Woodland Trust. There will be one for each season to invite you to discover the changing environments and all the nature and woodlands specifically have to offer you.
Each session will gently guide you through a number of exercises that will help you attune to your surroundings and encourages you to use a number of your senses as we go along.
Participants should be dressed to suit the weather and have appropriate footwear to ensure their comfort and safety. A general fitness will also be required and should be able to walk for approx 2 miles and be able to seat against a tree comfortably.
“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” - John Muir