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FOREST THERAPY

Imagine wandering gently through the forests and beaches of Victoria, B.C. (Canada), tuning into your senses, slowing down, calming your mind, breathing deeply and noticing everything around you... I look forward to safely guiding you for a gentle walk on one of our many beautiful trails.


Forest Therapy is a practice inspired by the Japanese practice of “Shinrin-Yoku” which translates into “forest bathing.”


This practice was part of a successful Japanese public health program in the 1980’s, when despite economic prosperity, illness, anxiety and depression was growing rapidly.


Over 40 years of global research has proven significant health benefits such as:
  • greater clarity of thought, creativity and critical thinking

  • a strengthened immune system

  • reduced blood pressure

  • a reduction in stress and cortisol levels

  • improved mood

  • increased ability to focus

  • improved Executive Function in adults and children with ADHD

  • reduced symptoms of anxiety and PTSD

  • accelerated recovery from surgery or illness

  • higher energy levels

  • better sleep

Because Forest Therapy is a gentle way of being in nature, from my experience, everyone can participate in and benefit from this practice - including seniors, individuals with disabilities, people recovering from illness, children, people dealing with grief and individuals striving to improve their mental health. I can accommodate most limitations with some thoughtful planning in advance.

For more information on Forest Therapy, please visit the Forest Library.

Join me for a restorative walk in one of many beautiful forests in Victoria, Saanich or North Saanich, British Columbia. This is a wonderful way to quiet your mind while experiencing the forest through your senses.

Because Forest Therapy is a gentle way of being in nature, from my experience, everyone can participate in and benefit from this practice - including seniors, individuals with disabilities, people recovering from illness, children, people dealing with grief and individuals striving to improve their mental health. I can accommodate most limitations with some thoughtful planning in advance.

Individual

Private Session

Social distancing is easily-managed with only 2 people (participant and guide).

$350, one individual, 2 hours

Group

Private Session

Social distancing is easily-managed with a maximum of 5 people (4 participants and guide).

$150/person, max 4 people, 2 hours

IN PERSON FOREST THERAPY
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​“Listening to individuals share what they're noticing in their surroundings has painted visual stories from gardens, parks, homes and forests around the world, creating a beautiful sense of connection..."
Valerie McIntyre-Baird