Experiences

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Experiences

Our bodies share the same elements as the many beings we meet in natural settings. Humans are nature, but we have allowed ourselves to be separated. Forest Therapy experiences create the SPACE for someone to enter into this shared world. As certified Forest Therapy Guides, we will be there to open the doors so the forest can welcome you, and you it. We provide multiple ways for individuals or groups to experience walks so you can participate in way that meets your needs.
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Experiences

Our bodies share the same elements as the many beings we meet in natural settings. Humans are nature, but we have allowed ourselves to be separated. Forest Therapy experiences create the SPACE for someone to enter into this shared world. As certified Forest Therapy Guides, we will be there to open the doors so the forest can welcome you, and you it. We provide multiple ways for individuals or groups to experience walks so you can participate in way that meets your needs.

Forest Therapy Walks

When joining us for a forest therapy walk, we will slow down and, using a standard sequence of invitations, deliberately move out of our heads and into our senses as we connect with the world around us.

These walks are not strenuous and we rarely travel more than a mile. It’s not the typical “conquer the elements” but rather “becoming part of the elements.” 

During this experience you may notice physiological effects such as decreased blood pressure and stress levels and increases in immune system functioning and cognitive functions.

Many people also  notice an increase in creativity, problem solving, and empathy. These benefits often last far beyond the walk as you reenter your daily life.

These impacts are backed by almost 40 years of empirical research. Please see our research section to review some specific scientific studies.

Group Walks

Private Walks

This selection would be appropriate for a family or a small group of friends. You can contact us to set up a time and date and we can agree on a location.  Members of your group will be the only participants.

2 Hour Sessions

3 Hour Sessions

Organizations and Business Groups

This selection would be appropriate for an organization or business interested in scheduling a walk for leadership, staff, or constituents of your organization. You can contact us to set up a time and date and we can agree on a location.  Members of your organization or company will be the only participants at your walk.

2 Hour Sessions

3 Hour Sessions

2 Hour Sessions

3 Hour Sessions

Workshops

Almost 4 decades of strong empirical research regarding the benefits of nature for well-being are available from countries around the world.  Three sections are available:

  1.  Background of the research and how this connects to children and their healthy development.
  2.  Sharing of work we have done with our students to utilize natural settings in our teaching.
  3. Identifying the distinction between outdoor education and nature connection with time to practice some invitations.

1 Hour Sessions

2 Hour Sessions

3 Hour Sessions

Combination Packages

Our Combination Package combines the Workshop and Forest Therapy Walk. This selection will use the first half to summarize the research basis supporting access to natural areas and healthy well-being.  The second half will be a modified forest therapy walk for participants.

3 Hour Sessions

6 Hour Sessions

3 Hour Sessions

6 Hour Sessions

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