Mindfulness Nature Walks & Shinrin-yoku
There is much research being done that suggests that walking in the fresh air in natural surroundings is good for us.
It lowers our heart rate and blood pressure, improves fitness improves cholesterol and helps with depression. Our cognitive abilities are improved as we become less stressed and can think in a more calm and rational way.
Shinrin-yoku originated in Japan in the 1980's and is part of the countries preventative health care in Japanese medicine. It advocates walking and spending time outside in Natural surroundings but especially in a forest. Whilst taking in the atmosphere and the peace and tranquility forests naturally afford, your heart rate and blood pressure decrease whilst raising your endorphin and seratonine levels in your system - our feel good hormones. This leaves you perfectly balanced and calm and more able to cope with the stresses and strains of modern living.
I have incorporated Shinrin -yoku into my Nature walks and have included experiences I have developed throughout my career as a land manager.
Do you want to benefit from meditation in an outdoor session? If so the Mindfulness Nature Walks are for you.
- Introduction & Icebreaker
- Start of the Walk - Talking
- Stop 1 - Sensory - Sight and Smell
- Silent Mindful Walk
- Stop 2 - Sensory - Hearing and Sound Mapping
- Walk - Talking
- Stop 3 - Folklore and Ecology
- Walk - Silent with Koans (a riddle used as a meditation)
- Tea & Cake
Health & Safety
A certain degree of fitness is required but the walks can be adapted for most requirements.
Please wear appropriate clothes for being outdoors in all weathers and stout footwear.
Please contact me to discuss your needs.
I hold the following certificates:
- Full First Aid
- Outdoor Leadership : Risk in the Outdoors
- TCV Leadership
- Fully Insured