Nature is healing. For 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, anxiety, burnout and other ailments are on the rise. Also as a society, there is an increase in apathy, anger, addictions, intolerance, and loneliness.
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.”
IDEAS & IMPACT
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 greater awareness about the link between us and nature. The intention is to create a small community of people who can lead healing forest walks that connect people with nature and create a healthy society and a healthy planet .
IMPACT SO FAR
Engagement: 135,000+ people have read through the articles on our website.
Awareness: 725,000+ people have viewed our healing forest films on Youtube.
Events: Volunteer-led events across 40+ cities in 12 countries.
Forest Friends: A unique 7-week program forest friends brings like-minded people together to create compassionate communities deeply rooted in nature.
Re-wilding: At the end of every year 25% of our donations are used to support non-profits that work on reforestation and protection of old forests. (2019 forest partner)
HEALING FOREST VOLUNTEERS
You: If you are interested in discovering creative and meditative ways of connecting with nature, please consider joining us. Subscribe to our blog to stay updated on new films, stories, nature walks, action projects and volunteer opportunities. Also check out our Nature Connect course with over 100+ nature based arts, games, meditations from around the world.
Us: We are a small group of people who love nature. As individuals we conduct multiple nature walks in our communities and share learning and ideas with each other. To join our community sign up for our forest friends program.
For specific inquiries please write to us at: healingforest(dot)org(at)gmail(dot)com