Join a guided forest bathing session in Gower to immerse your senses among the trees and enjoy the scientifically proven benefits this brings to your mind and body. Forest bathing is for everyone and we run sessions for individuals, groups and organisations.
Forest bathing is the process of slowly and mindfully immersing your senses in the forest, beneath the tree canopy. It is a practice with its roots in Japan, where the practice of “Shinrin-yoku” began in the 1980s to tackle burnout among workers.
Forest bathing has been scientifically proven to have transformational impacts on both our mental and physical wellbeing. From reducing stress and anxiety to increasing concentration and creativity, research has shown that the benefits of reconnecting with nature are wide-ranging.
A forest bathing session involves a guided, mindful walk amongst the trees. What sets forest bathing apart from hiking is that the pace is slow, the distance is not very far, and the intention is to reconnect with nature and ourselves.
During the walk, the forest bathing guide will guide participants through a series of mindful invitations, such as to focus on their different senses and to become more aware of their surroundings. At various points throughout the session, participants will also be invited to pause, sit and reflect. These practices help to move people out of their own mind and into the environment around them.
A forest bathing session ends with an informal tea ceremony with herbal tea and some snacks. It’s a lovely way to bring the session to a close, to share some highlights together and begin the transition out of the forest and back into everyday life.
Sessions last for approximately 2.5 hours.
Forest Bathing Guide certified through MIND UK and Nadur Forest Therapy