This is a standard part of the sequence taught to Forest Therapy Guides. Below is a description of how Bibi conducts this invitation with her groups.
I begin by gathering my group into a circle and inviting people to close their eyes and feel their bodies. I ask them to feel from the bottom up, as a growing tree, feeling their "connectedness" to the ground, grounding through the feet to the soil, feeling their legs, and the core of their bodies, playing with balance. As I begin to guide my participants through this invitation I move throughout the sequence slowly, giving them time and pause to explore their senses and become present in each moment. The first sense we explore is their sense of hearing radar; "What do you hear, nearby, far away?" We take a few moments in between each prompt and I engage in the practice myself during these pauses. Next I ask the group to sense their skin and the feel of the air, the sunlight, the breeze, your clothes on your body. As we are noticing the breeze it's a nice time to ask them to notice what scents are around: "What do you smell, do the trees have a scent, the flowers, wild herbs or even the sunlight?" I then invite them to explore their sense of taste and as they breath in the air: "Does it have a taste, a texture?" To finish I ask the participants to slowly turn around in the spot where they’re standing, perhaps squinting the eyes so as not to lose balance, using a new sense of body radar to let their bodies tell them where to stop. This is a practice of letting your body and intuition guide you to the direction you want to face and ultimately the spot that is calling you to visit. I then invite them to slowly open their eyes as if it were the first time they had landed on earth, that they had ever seen this spot in their life, with new eyes. I encourage them to fully appreciate the pleasure of their sight and gaze upon our lovely Earth. I emphasize focusing on the pleasurable sensations felt throughout the body in that moment.
I then close the invitation with an opportunity for the group to individually share something that they felt or noticed, only if they would like to. We call this council. This is done using a talking piece to take turns and the sharing is done without judgement or even necessarily commenting on what is said by others. This round of sharing is typically brief, I think everyone is a bit shy in the beginning. At this point everyone is generally more relaxed and we move on to the second invitation and onward through our forest therapy journey.