Forest Therapy is a nature based therapy or treatment intervention designed to support people with specific needs. It is grounded in the Forest Bathing practise of sensory connection through immersion in the forest atmosphere. A Forest Therapist works in partnership with healthcare professionals to create and design therapeutic nature based programmes.
Forest Therapy can be a supportive, complementary therapy for many different populations. Nature Interventions and Green Prescriptions can be designed for Wellness, Stress Management, Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Cancer Patients. It is a guided practise to enhance physical, mental and social wellbeing of the group. Each programme or course is precisely tailored to meet clients requirements.
Participants are given the tools to develop their stress management skills. Forest Therapy increases a sense of purpose through nature connectedness, leading to enhanced self awareness. This in turn improves individuals mood, reduces anxiety and empowers them with better emotional control. Knock on effects include more energy, higher levels of focus and creativity, more meaningful engagement in activities and higher self esteem. Many trees give off organic compounds called phytoncides ,which increases our NK (natural killer cells ) which increase our white blood cells, helping to fight disease and infections.
I highly recommend this experience. This guided session shows you how to appreciate the sounds, smells and nature of beautiful Glengarriff Forest. It was so relaxing, mindfulness at its best. Many thanks for a wonderful guide Lisa. The tea ceremony was a lovely finish to an unforgettable afternoon.
The best gift you could give yourself
Lisa has a lovely way of introducing forest bathing and all the concepts of connecting with the woodland environment. A very lavishing experience
The experience was therapeutic and beneficial adjusting to the rhythm of the forest with its beautiful plant and animal life at Autumn time. Lisa has a peaceful and calming voice and gives permission for a person's own spirit to come into harmony with the hidden wonders of creation. I really enjoyed the forest bathing and the concluding Japanese tea ceremony, it was simply and beautifully done. Lisa has a gift for connecting with people
A great way to escape from your busy head and come into your body and senses. A meditative experience. Lisa is a great guide