The (mainly) Japanese research into forest bathing has shown that we may potentially experience any or several of the following:
- reduced stress and cortisol levels
- improved heart and circulatory system
- improved digestive and respiratory issues
- reduced anxiety, depression and rumination
- improved decision-making, motivation, creativity
- increase in sense of connection with nature, self and others
- balanced blood sugar
- boosted immune function through increased production of 'Natural Killer'-NK-cells and anti-cancer proteins, lasting 2-4 weeks
Fundamentally, it brings our nervous system back into balance, which regulates our hormones and our nervous system, and resets our mind and body functions. Some participants express experiencing emotions they hadn’t allowed themselves to feel recently, and this felt safe, and it passed. Some say how energised they felt, others how sleepy.
In its simplest form, forest bathing combines the physiological benefits of nature’s presence with the meditative aspects of closely observing without judgement. What we feel as a result is ultimately influenced by what we each need at that point- sleep, energy, creativity, a sense of peace, wonderment. Our minds and bodies will give us what we need, when we allow them space to do so. That’s why we go forest bathing.
Summary of remaining 2021 Forest Bathing+ Sessions with Joanna & Katie
We have Harmony in Nature forest bathing sessions at:
Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, Shere, 11-1 on Sunday 14th November
Cannon Hill Common, London SW20, 11-1.30 on Saturday 27th November
Newlands Corner, Guildford, Surrey, 10.30-12.30 on Saturday 4th December
Horsell Common, Woking, Surrey, 10.30-1 on Monday 6th December
Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, Shere, 11-1 on Saturday 11th December
Book any of the above sessions via Harmony Healing Shop
Important News about Newlands Corner
Newlands Corner, our beautiful site in Guildford Surrey, have put up our site rental price so much that we don't know if we will be able to continue working there. So, if you want to join us Newlands Corner, please book in ASAP for one of our pre-Christmas dates as it ls unlikely to feature as a 2022 destination. We will be forced to cancel Newlands events one week before if numbers are low, so please don't leave it to a last minute booking or you stand to be disappointed.
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