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Forest Bathing Walks
Welcome to Nature-Based Contemplation!
This practice is appropriate and necessary for people of all ages, life experiences and mobilities.
Did you know that spending time outdoors can benefit you in physical, emotional, and spiritual ways?
Check out the Department of Conservation for the State of New York on the health benefits of Forest Bathing
What might the Earth be inviting you to today?
What is Forest Bathing Guiding?
The land, sea, sky, day, night, mountains, and rivers and all Living Beings are calling out to you! Earth calls to Earth. In the words of poet John O'Donohue, "The clay dances within you" (Beannacht).
As your guide, I provide a series of invitations welcoming you into your own experience of the More-than-Human world, yourself, your inner world, and in community with other participants.
Shinrin yoku Forest Bathing from Japan (1980s)
M. Amos Clifford, Founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, speaks about the experience in here
Anam Cara Soul Friendship from the earth-honoring Celtic Tradition described by authors John O'Donohue in Anam Cara and Christine Valters Paintner in The Soul's Slow Ripening.
What you can expect on a guided Forest Bathing walk
Location: Remotely guided walks depend on you - a favorite park, backyard, window with a view
Time: Between 1 hour to 2 1/2-hours of an "at-your-own pace" walk.
Distance: less than 1 mile typically or all done seated in one spot
Content: That's up to you and the forest! As a guide, I have some invitations for you to engage as you would like including not engaging!
There is no wrong way to respond! There is nothing to achieve!
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