Forest Therapy

Forest Therapy incorporates the practice of Forest Bathing while targeting specific mental health and physical health difficulties. Forest Therapy Practitioners work in partnership with the forest to enhance nature connection. Forest Therapy is grounded in the Forest Bathing practice of sensory connection, effortless attention and immersing the senses in the forest atmosphere. In this way, Forest Therapy can act as an adjunct to standard treatment and rehabilitation for specific illnesses. (Forest Therapy Institute 2019)

The International definition of Forest Therapy is an evidence-based public health practice
Some of the objectives and aims of a Forest Therapy program are:

Increase physical activity
Enhance social relationships
Enhance level of nature Connectedness
Build resilience
Improve emotional regulation
Stress management skills
Enhance self-awareness
Improve mood
Reduce anxiety
Reduce blood pressure

Forest Therapy Programs offered:

6 week Forest Therapy Intervention for Depression (mild/moderate)

One day Forest Therapy workshop for Stress Management

If you are interested in more information about Forest Therapy programs for your organisation please contact Kerry: kerry@thenaturehub.ie