Tel: +16138856970 | Email: notwaste@gmail.com
an outdoor experience to remember
Forest Therapy
Forest therapy is an evidence-based therapeutic practice that guides participants into a forest environment through a series of connection invitations. It is also known as forest bathing or shinrin-yoku in Japanese. In Japan, it dates back thousands of years, as forests are revered in their culture. The concept of slowing down to the moment and embracing that we (humans) are still members of the animal kingdom and must remain connected to it, is critical for our long-term survival and all those we share it with. The practice focuses on sensory restoration and inner relaxation. It is a gentle, undemanding practice in the forest or along a forest trail. Benefits abound, but most are attributed to the interaction and relationship between the client and the forest. The forest therapy guide utilizes proven, best teaching practices. However, remember as with the Russian banya, the idea of either activity is getting back to the basics. Please keep this concept in mind before you begin. A session typically lasts 2.5 - 4 hours following the Standard Flow model. Participants are expected to disconnect from technology and be in the moment through self-discovery. Please leave technological devices in your vehicle. How one interprets and accepts an “invitation” is the key. After each, there will be group time (aka council) where in small circles, those willing to share their experiences voice them with others in a non-threatening, open forum. Note: no one will ever be forced to participate in council. It is strictly on a volunteer basis. However, with this medium of opportunity, group members through the support of others, attain a deeper understanding of the pleasurable experiences. They act as a gateway into the relaxation of the body, the mind and enhanced their connection with the forest. Typically, participants feel more relaxed and have greater clarity about their lives during and after a forest therapy session. Mr. Bongard received his certification through the Global Institute of Forest Therapy (GIFT). It is committed to promoting further developments with healthcare professionals to promote it as an option to traditional psychological therapies. Forest therapy is a truly natural approach that recognizes and embodies holistic healthcare, whereby human health and the ecosystem’s health are embedded within each other and where both are mutually dependent. Feel free to visit the GIFT website. Review a recent advert describing the experience…read more. Cost: $40/participant. A minimum of 4 is required for a walk to be planned. Groups of up to 20 can be accommodated.
Tel: +16138856970 | Email: notwaste@gmail.com
an outdoor experience to remember
Forest Therapy
Forest therapy is an evidence-based therapeutic practice that guides participants into a forest environment through a series of connection invitations. It is also known as forest bathing or shinrin-yoku in Japanese. In Japan, it dates back thousands of years, as forests are revered in their culture. The concept of slowing down to the moment and embracing that we (humans) are still members of the animal kingdom and must remain connected to it, is critical for our long-term survival and all those we share it with. The practice focuses on sensory restoration and inner relaxation. It is a gentle, undemanding practice in the forest or along a forest trail. Benefits abound, but most are attributed to the interaction and relationship between the client and the forest. The forest therapy guide utilizes proven, best teaching practices. However, remember as with the Russian banya, the idea of either activity is getting back to the basics. Please keep this concept in mind before you begin. A session typically lasts 2.5 - 4 hours following the Standard Flow model. Participants are expected to disconnect from technology and be in the moment through self-discovery. Please leave technological devices in your vehicle. How one interprets and accepts an “invitation” is the key. After each, there will be group time (aka council) where in small circles, those willing to share their experiences voice them with others in a non-threatening, open forum. Note: no one will ever be forced to participate in council. It is strictly on a volunteer basis. However, with this medium of opportunity, group members through the support of others, attain a deeper understanding of the pleasurable experiences. They act as a gateway into the relaxation of the body, the mind and enhanced their connection with the forest. Typically, participants feel more relaxed and have greater clarity about their lives during and after a forest therapy session. Mr. Bongard received his certification through the Global Institute of Forest Therapy (GIFT). It is committed to promoting further developments with healthcare professionals to promote it as an option to traditional psychological therapies. Forest therapy is a truly natural approach that recognizes and embodies holistic healthcare, whereby human health and the ecosystem’s health are embedded within each other and where both are mutually dependent. Feel free to visit the GIFT website. Review a recent advert describing the experience…read more. Cost: $40/participant. A minimum of 4 is required for a walk to be planned. Groups of up to 20 can be accommodated.