B-Leaf-mapleFor thousands of years our ancestors hunted, gathered, and survived in the wilderness. Endless grasslands, dense forests and vast stretches of green were an integral part of a place we called home.

But in today’s world, the green spaces are replaced by urban structures, crowded places and polluted environments. This rapid change puts an unwanted pressure on our body and mind. As a result we have seen that chronic illnesses, stress, depression and other ailments are on the rise.

The aim of this project is to help people heal by reconnecting with nature. And also to help forests heal through volunteer projects.

“Our health is linked to the health of the environment we live in.”

Extract from Korea Forest Service (link)
Forest Therapy: Society is aging, being industrialized and modernized at a rapid pace. There is a resulting tendency that environmental diseases, chronic illness and senile diseases are increasing. It is said that fundamental treatments for those diseases are limited, so it draws more attention to nature treatment. Forests are believed to have a variety of natural elements good for health, such as phytoncide, anions, comforting scenery and natural soils.
To promote people’s health, using nature’s healing power, the KFS has created therapy forests. They are now on operation equipped with convenience facilities, simple sports facilities, etc. There is also a visitor center, meditation spaces, rest areas and healing forest trails.
Here’s another helpful article from National Geographic magazine on the impact of spending time in nature on our brain.

HEALING FOREST is an idea to discover and promote the healing powers of nature. Through films, nature walks, articles and activities we hope to create a greater awareness about the link between us and nature. We hope to create a small community of people who can connect with nature and lead calmer, healthier lives.

HEALING FOREST VOLUNTEERS

You: If you believe in the healing powers of nature, please consider joining us. Subscribe to our blog at this link to stay updated on new films, stories, nature walks, action projects and volunteer opportunities.

Us: We are a small group of people who love nature. If you are interested in volunteering with us send us an email: healingforest.org(at)gmail(dot)com
*Or simply fill in this form.

Volunteers help people in their city re-connect with nature by conducting silent walks in green spaces free of charge. (Time – About 2 hours, at least once a month)

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Volunteers so far

Arif Hussain
Shohei Emura
Bhakti Neffertiti

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26 thoughts on “About

  1. hallo ich bin Monika, seit 5 Jahren schneide ich mein Ofenholz selbst im Wald. Ich weis von was Ihr sprecht.Nach 2Std. Arbeit ist mein System wieder komplett neu ausgerichtet und geordnet. Das ist der einzige Ort, wo es mir wirklich gut geht.

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  2. I believe my healing has been an ongoing one since I was a child. Nature is the greatest healer especially for emotional trauma. My passion is photographing Nature and combining it with writings of what she speaks to me. In doing this I hope to connect the disconnect with so many who have seperated themselves from her. Sophia’s Perspective is my facebook blog where I share my photos and perspectives. I am delighted to see that others are gathering to bring awareness to our greatest resource for healing at all levels of our being. With Gratitude, Sophia

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  3. Why say you want to create a SMALL society of people who believe in this?
    Start saying we want to create an IMMENSE society of peolpe who have these values in their daily life, systems,and family and naturally spreadit out in their daily lifes ???
    Make it STRONGER this voice !! The earth needs this connection, support!
    With love,

    Corine

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  4. Thank you for inspiring to help others help them self dig deep with in to start to heal from the inside out is what necessary to truly heal may God Bless you in mulptiple ways for making a difference and being the change that makes the change in people’s lives!

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  5. I love your video. I have long thought that being in and with nature is the only way to heal and comfort the soul. I live a short distance from woods and love to walk through them with my dogs any season of the year. It brings joy to my inner child and cheers me along all day. The smells, the colors, the natural sounds, the peace, tranquility and being at one with nature is beyond price and so very special. I never forget how fortunate I am.

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  6. The Japanese have a word for this btw. Forest Bathing. Also forests are dense in negative ions (check the book Ion Effect – the reverse is pollutions/season winds like Mistral etc)

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    1. Yoku Shinri is the Japanese word for “Forest Bathing”. Their research put to paper what we already have ‘known’ in our cells. Now that science has ‘proven’ the physiological benefits of Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Wood will it assist in preventing humanities’ ongoing deforestation addiction?
      Will HumanKind ever be so?

      “There are voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world.” ralph waldo emerson

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  7. So impressing and feeling awesome after seeing the clips … I would like to be a part of the walk if it happens anywhere in India…

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  8. I live in Pune & nature lover.I liked the work taken up by your organisation. I like to know if you have any activity in Pune.

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