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Forest Therapy Walks in Geelong Botanic Gardens
September 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
One event on September 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm
One event on September 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm
You are invited to a FREE guided “Shinrin Yoku” Forest Therapy walk through the beautiful Geelong Botanic Gardens.
What is Forest Therapy?
The practice translates literally from Japanese “Shinrin Yoku” as “Forest Bathing” – immersing ourselves in the atmosphere of the forest.
“Forest Therapy” is now considered nature’s remedy to stress and a pathway to a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. The practice is backed by thorough medical and scientific research – and the plethora of health benefits are wide-reaching for all age groups.
What happens on a guided Forest Therapy session?
With a focus on slowing down, the session involves a series of guided place-based activities on easy trails, to help relax, become present and connect with nature through the senses.
The experience invites room for listening, healing and reflection, for quiet and accepting presence and for inquiry through all the senses.
The Geelong Botanic Gardens provide a rich tapestry of sensory experiences that invite us into the present moment.
Over the two hours you will spend some time walking slowly, stopping and sitting. Usually you would be in shade, but sometimes we may sit in an open space.
There is no right or wrong way to participate in the activities, simply follow your intuition and curiosity to explore the forest.
For more information, or or make a booking, please visit here: https://infta.net/home/public-health/activities/greater-geelong/