Free Forest Bathing session hosted by the Unley Cancer Care Centre and supported with a grant from 'Amongst it'.
You don't need to be a member of the Cancer Care Centre, but given that so many people are impacted by cancer it may be well worth looking at the fantastic services and resources offered by the Centre. Our final Forest Bathing session in this free series is already booked out, so get in quickly with your booking using the link to Eventbrite below.
What is it?
A Forest Bathing walk provides the opportunity to experience the benefits of slowing down and enjoying being in nature. Forest Bathing is not about bushwalking or nature identification, or ‘thinking’. We spend about 2 1/2 hours and typically travel less than 1 km. It is an opportunity to engage our 5 senses - listening, touching, smelling, tasting and seeing as we really slow ourselves down and allow ourselves to just ‘be’ in nature. The experience involves a series of guided ‘invitations’ to help us connect with nature, calm our busy minds, perhaps be playful and have some fun. The experience is tailored to the needs of the group.
Why do this?
Forest Bathing is a translation of the Japanese word “Shinrin-Yoku”, and is the practice of ‘bathing’ ourselves in a forest or natural environment, for the widespread health benefits that brings. In a world where people are increasingly disconnected from nature, a deliberate nature-based experience such as Forest Bathing can help us access the wellbeing benefits of nature.