Shinrin Yoku, also sometimes known as a FOREST THERAPY WALK or forest bathing, is a practice that enhances HEALTH and WELL-BEING. It offers a timeless experience, where the possibilities for selfencounter, healing and growth are enhanced.
More concretely, the Shinrin Yoku walks that I guide take the form of SENSORY IMMERSIONS lasting 2 to 3 hours. The immersion is done progressively at the rhythm of gentle activities that participants are invited to adapt if they feel the need.
The approach chosen is centred on the heart and on the importance of a partnership between humans and nature. This approach is SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE and NON-PRESCRIPTIVE, allowing each participant to live their own experience, rather than forcing the participant to live a specific event (such as relief, awareness, grief, etc).
This practice is based on what I was taught at the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT), a world-renowned international school in forest therapy. The ANFT approach is strongly inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, but also by Jungian psychology and ecopsychology. It uses a specific language, a group process and a quality of attention from a trained guide who is in tune with nature.
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> DURATION : 2 to 3 hours
> GUIDE : certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT), an internationally renowned school of forest therapy.
> METHODE : (1) sensory immersion that awakens the senses, slows the mind, reconnects to the present moment, to nature and to oneself; (2) sharing and group process; (3) language chosen by a certified guide