Connect with nature. Connect with yourself. Learn a variety of peaceful nature arts, uplifting forest games, and relaxing mindfulness meditations. Fill your life with calm, creativity, clarity, and good health. Here’s an easy-to-follow course in Healing Nature Walks also known as Forest Bathing or Shinrin-yoku in Japan. It’s a great resource for people who love nature, especially in these testing times. Explore some amazing ideas and see what nature can do for you.
NATURE AND YOU
The most precious gift in life is a peaceful mind and a healthy body. However, we live in a complex world, facing challenges big and small each day. Unhealthy routines, habits, relationships, and the uncertainties of life also affect us in many ways.
So how do you raise your energy levels when you are down? How do you find motivation, inspiration, direction when you need it the most? How can you take breaks that grow your inner calm and resilience? And most importantly, how does one cultivate the essence of our well-being – our relationships. Relationship with self, with others and with nature.
Joy of Creativity. Peace of Mindfulness.
In this course you will find a host of activities that involve nature connection through sense training, creativity and mindfulness. Join us to discover the charm of Shinrin-yoku – the Japanese concept of immersing in nature to get multiple benefits for the body, brain, energy, mood & relationships. Our lessons include beautiful ideas not just from Japan but also Finland, India, Amazon, America and other places around the world.
We have a collection of over 100+ Nature Connect activities in different theme based modules. Each section has been carefully designed with concepts, films and helpful notes. The writing is simple and the learning is deep. You can easily involve your friends and family members for any of these walks or do them alone. Feel free to go through the lessons at your own pace. No sign-ups required!
In these challenging times, it has become even more important to connect with nature in a meaningful way. Practice these activities in nature-rich spaces, city forests, neighbourhood parks, or even your own garden. Create some wonderful memories and build habits that will benefit you through your life.
Benefits of mindfulness and nature are well researched and proven for people of all age-groups (link). Combining the two together, amplifies the results. By keeping yourself healthy and fit, you avoid losing hours and hundreds spent on treatment. Some organisations charge over a 1000$ for a Shinrin-yoku course, but our philosophy is different.
A GIFT FROM NATURE | Course fees
All lessons are freely available on request or through donation. We email a handy 1 page pdf file with all lesson links that you can save to your phone and computer. Please give us 24 hrs after donation/request to send you all the lessons. Check your inbox for an e-mail from us: healingforest.org[at]gmail
FOR FAMILIES: Learn to create deep nature experiences that lead to calm, creativity, and clarity for yourself and your loved ones. The course is offered to you in the giving spirit of trees. You can gift us whatever feels right to you. Please click on the purple button below. *School teachers need not pay and can simply fill this form.
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Suggested price 7 US$ / 7 Eu / 6 £ / 500 INR / 750 Yen
FOR PROFESSIONALS: For wellness professionals and nature based companies, this course offers a range of tools to connect with diverse people and helps you spread health and happiness, through nature. Suggested price: 15 US$ (or choose an amount & currency that feels right to you and use the button above). Each lesson includes beautiful downloads to increase your outreach as well as impact.
Healing Forest Course (For Professionals)
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This course is a personal journey between you and nature. And yet, through the different lessons in this course you will be planting seeds of positive change all around you.
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)
Our quest is simple. Helping people heal. Helping forests heal. Let’s learn from the greatest teacher of all. To connect with nature, is to be one with nature.
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