What is Forest Therapy?

Forest Therapy also known as “Forest Bathing” is an evidenced based holistic practice which supports the health and wellbeing of people and the natural world. Forest Therapy makes use of a guide to facilitate sensory immersion in nature through a defined sequence of invitations.

Participants are invited to awaken their senses, slow down, and quiet their mind. The practice of “Forest Bathing” or Shinrin Yoku originated in Japan in the 1980s to combat health related issues. In 2012, this practice was brought to the United States with the founding of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT).