Forest therapy can be deeply healing, cathartic and moving…but let’s not forget the fun! “Fun is therapeutic. Laughter is medicine for the soul.” Read about one of many playful invitations to inspire creativity and forest fun. Written by Amos Clifford, ANFT Founder and Director, forest frolicker and enabler of childlike wonder and play for those of all ages.
As we explore our nature connections and beauty of this world it also becomes clear how thoroughly technology is interwoven into our environments and how very different from our natural habitats our surroundings have become. Read about how this affects us as Julie Hall, Forest Therapy Guide in Training, tells about her journey of discovery and healing that ultimately lead her to the birthplace of shinrin-yoku.
With the cycles of life in mind, sunsets, new beginnings and the journey itself we offer you a Forest Therapy Invitation to put down some of your worries or pains and relieve yourself of some of the burden even if only for a short time. Read more as Forest Therapy Guide and artist, Bibi Calderaro, teaches us an invitation she uses on Forest Therapy walks, entitled "Place What Weighs On You Upon A Stone ."
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