THE BENEFITS OF TREES
Forest immersion therapy and forest bathing are increasingly popular, and the benefits of spending time with trees and in woods and forests have been well documented.
Living in the Forest of Dean I have first hand experience of this and am fortunate to spend time with trees almost every day – for a couple of hours each day, and sometimes more.
From personal experience, I can highly recommend ‘tree therapy’ and fresh air for anyone feeling depressed or anxious, and also as part of an ongoing preventative Health & Wellbeing programme.
GUIDED FOREST WALKS
I offer four different types of Forest walk:-
1) Mindful Walks – Very slow pace, not much ground covered. Aim: To destress and practice mindfulness (see Mindfulness page HERE).
2) Scenic Walks – Medium pace – to suit you. Aim: To discover the Forest of Dean – both on and off the beaten paths.
3) Cardio Walks – Faster pace, steep inclines and longer walks. Aim: To reenergise you, and get your body moving.
4) Walk & Talk – Slow to medium pace – to suit you. Aim: To discuss anything on your mind (see Coaching page HERE).
Walks can be anything from 1 to 3 hours in length (1.5 hours is the most popular option) and can be arranged for individuals, pairs, families or other groups. There are a wide range of location and scenery options, which we can discuss on booking, depending on:- the season, where you’re staying, the type of walk you choose. It is even possible to do multiple locations on one day, or over the course of a few days if you’re staying in the area on holiday.
I am authorised and insured to lead Forest of Dean exploration walks. I know many wonderful places, both on and off the beaten track, and can take groups of up to 12 at a time, with no limits on age nor ability. I have an enhanced DBS check in place and am disabled friendly.
These activities are suitable for all ages and abilities and can be arranged 1:1, or for up to 12 people.
Contact me for further information / with potential dates.