Healing Forest is a journey to learn the art of healing through nature. We live in a complex world, facing challenges big and small each day. The twists and turns of life affect us in many ways. Therefore, learning to take control of our own wellbeing is an important skill. Discover how to find peace, purpose and good health with the help of nature. We share the best ideas and practices from around the world. Join us to explore fascinating forests and beautiful nature connection activities.

Our aim is simple. Helping people heal. Helping Forests heal.

Countries like South Korea and Japan have developed the practice of forest bathing and designated many areas as healing forests. Forests that one can immerse in to find calm, balance, and good health. Forests that help people relax, revive, and revitalise.

Just like the forest, this site has many beautiful treasures waiting to be discovered. The more you explore, the more you find. If this concept interests you, please subscribe to our monthly newsletter and receive new ideas in your inbox once every month.

Here are some of the things we hope to do:
Help people learn the art and science of Japanese forest bathing. Curate nature meditations, arts and games from around the world. Publish stories from amazing places. Share forest wisdom of the elders and indigenous people. Highlight inspiring projects and people working for nature. Discover fascinating forests that can serve as healing forests. Organize healing nature walks. Do action projects that give back to nature. Create change leaders and compassionate communities through our forest friends program

Feel free to add your thoughts and suggestions in the comment box below.

Healing from nature

As humans, we have evolved in nature. It’s where we feel most comfortable. Multiple research on the healing powers of nature have shown a variety of benefits for our mental and physical health. It provides a simple and efficient way for avoiding stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, and depression as well as reducing their ill-effects. Connecting with nature boosts our body’s immunity, energy levels and healing ability. It improves our mood, sleep, memory as well as focus. Being in nature also has a healing influence on our social relationships and emotional well-being.

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Healing Forest Poem

85 thoughts on “HEALING FOREST

  1. Thank you for the extraordinary way you capture and convey the energy of the forest, and for your obvious devotion to our beautiful Earth and its forests. Your videos bring back the energy of the forest, they breathe it back to life in my heart, reigniting my connection and love of the woods. I moved to the wooded foothills of the Sierra Nevada for a year after a 3 year nervous breakdown, where I walked the forest paths every night until 2, 3, or even 5 a.m. I would consciously open every cell in my body to receive the energy of the Earth, the trees, the sky, and the moon. I let my heart run free and wild with delight and the constant revelation of the divine pouring through the natural world around me. Here is a poem I wrote,

    Morning Light
    The morning spreads its sweet gold
    over a broadleaf sea of forest oak,
    Spinning white, angel-haired wonder through the pine.

    Like the trees, I will spread my leaves
    in silent welcome,
    Opening every cell
    to receive the warm, quiet rush
    of the new day.

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    1. Hello again, Nitin,
      I wonder if you or anyone on your team might be interested in reviewing my memoir when it is released in October? It maps my inner journey to the Sierra Nevada forest, where I would walk the woods at night, often until dawn. Here is a brief description, if that helps: Entering the River Naked: Field Notes from the Feminine Wild is a memoir mapping the wilds of one woman’s heart in relentless pursuit of the sacred. Through evocative dreams, poetry and journal pieces, author Ann Shannon faces down her core angst, failing marriage, and misery in her career on her way to the Sierra Nevada forest. There, she begins nightly sojourns through the woods that often last until dawn. As Shannon lays claim to a majestic and tender new life that mirrors the ecstatic beauty of the Earth and sky around her, she offers exhilarating glimpses into the power of nature and the unbridled feminine to inform and to heal. (I don’t mean to presume anything…I just want to check. It is a intimate personal story celebrating the beauty and healing available us in the forest.) Thank you, Ann

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    2. Beautiful, i could picture it in my mind.
      Soon i will be moving to a woodland, i long to rest in Gods creation.
      Thank you for the beautiful poem.

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