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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 directly linked to the health of our environment.”

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 as well as 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 Calm course with over 100+ ideas, arts, games, meditations from around the world or join our Forest Friends program.

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.

For specific inquiries please write to us at: healingforest(dot)org(at)gmail(dot)com

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42 thoughts on “Healing Through Nature

    1. Hi Camilla,
      that sounds like great work you are doing too. I wonder if your work could help our depraved, deeply corrupt Australian government change the laws which have opened up our native forests to clearing and burning for electricity. It is very scary, and happening around the world. I hope your work can reach the people who are pushing this irresponsible and criminal scheme, “biomass”
      Please get in touch with us if you think there could be some links: North East Forest Alliance
      Thanks,
      Shaunti

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  1. I came to the forest in Ireland from the States after the death of my husband of 33 years, in 2013. My soul’s home and my solace were found in this forest. I bought a home on the edge of the forest park, got involved with the LEAF program, and the rest is history. I have become very aware of the environment of my own property here in the forest and of the many acres of forest adjacent to my property here. I think there may actually be more than “40 shades of green”!

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