Forest Bathing, or, to give it its ‘proper’ name, Shinrin yoku – is a Japanese practice of some antiquity, although it has only recently been given a name in response to humanity’s increasing feeling of separation from the natural world.
Put simply, Forest Bathing is a mindful activity in which the beauty, tranquility and energising properties of wooded areas is acknowledged. Although we all know that being amongst trees makes us feel good, Forest Bathing also explains the science of the practise, explaining in clear terms exactly what it is about trees that makes us feel so peaceful and alert at the same time. Think of it as a cool drink of water for the soul as you realise that humans are a part of nature too.
Adele is the author of several books, most notably The Hedgerow Handbook, The Garden Forager and Foraging with Kids and a keen advocate for the power of nature and healing. Adele has trained with Steffan Batorijs at Nature and Therapy UK