A Little Handbook of Shinrin-Yoku
An easy-read guide for those of all levels interested in experiencing Shinrin-Yoku inspired healing processes in nature for ourselves and others.
Available in book Kindle E-book format and physical copy.
Written for those interested in learning the practice of Shinrin-Yoku and forest therapy walks, this book includes a philosophical as well as scientific basis for Shinrin-Yoku. The form of Shinrin-Yoku practice it describes draws on a wide range of nature connection and healing practices from many cultures.
Here's a note about the book from the email inbox:
"I am a psychotherapist intern and had been looking for books on ecotherapy, as I am wanting to move in that direction with my psychotherapeutic work. In the course of educating myself on ecotherapy, references to "shinrin-yoku" came up a lot. I was intrigued and looked for books on the topic. Your book was the only book I found in the Amazon store on the topic. I downloaded a sample and I was completely transfixed. So, I purchased the book, read it in one evening, felt a really deep resonance with your approach and with your way of presenting your approach. I went to the shinrin-yoku.org website and explored it. I discovered the training and I knew that I wanted to participate.
In the meantime, the first time I spent time in the forest after having taken in some of the lessons from your books, I could really feel the difference in my way of engaging with the world around me. I spent two hours walking two miles, falling in love with trees and insects and rocks and mushrooms and sunbeams and the sound of water and of wind whispering through the trees. I could feel how when I slowed down and opened up, that the wonder of the natural world filled me to overflowing. I am so grateful for your teaching and I am eager to immerse myself in it. "
The author, M. Amos Clifford, has been a wilderness guide and nature connection mentor for over 40 years. He succinctly describes core activities and how to use them safely in the field. These include sample activities to engage each of eight senses and build personal relationships with nature. The booklet is 40 pages, making it easy to read and bring with you on the trails. It contains recommendations for in-depth reading. Paperback, saddle-stitched, 40pp.
100% of proceeds from your purchase go to support the work of Forest Therapy.
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Coyote Stories for Connection to Nature and Spirit:
Tales From the Edges of the Untamed World
According to Coyote, "This collection of little stories is either wisdom posing as foolishness or foolishness posing as wisdom"
In twenty thought-provoking folktales, Coyote and his clan take us on a journey from the tamed world of modern society into the untamed world of the heart. Grab your friends and gather around the campfire. It's going to be a wild night.
Written by Coyote, as told by M. Amos Clifford, trained wilderness guide, student of Zen Buddhism, and founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Guest contributors: River Otter and other forest friends.
Told by Amos Clifford.
Illustrations by Jamie Lyn Davis.
100% of proceeds go to supporting our global movement promoting nature-based therapy.