We are organising free Shinrin Yoku walks in support of Mental Health Awareness Week.
If, like me you have found this last of the 3 lockdowns went on for such a long interminable time, and it was starting to impact on your mental health, you may feel now like a bear emerging from hibernation and starting to look around at the world in a new light, with the fresh growth of a new Spring and the smell of soil, green shoots and life in the air.
For all of us this has been a very taxing time, whether it’s dealing with illness, uncertainty, isolation and loneliness, financial hardship, exhaustion and a whole range of other events, emotions and circumstances beyond our control, we need a break. We need to breathe again, we need to connect to something stable, invigorating yet calming, and full of vibrant energy reflecting back to us the hope and joy of Nature.
To celebrate Spring and Mental Health Awareness Week’s theme this year ‘Nature’, we at Nature and Therapy UK are offering 100 free forest bathing walks all over the country. These slow, sensory walks are just the tonic we all need to reconnect to what is alive and nourishing, and to notice the way that Nature offers us the magic of simple beauty that has been shown to be so good for improving our mental health.
To find any of the walks nearest to you, just look up your county or area on the website and locate the walk and walk leader, date, time and venue and follow the instructions for meeting.