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Forest Therapy Guided Walk

On a forest  therapy guided walk I will invite you to activate all your senses to foster an immersive experience with the natural world. 

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The Language of NatureWalk

  I believe time spent exploring and observing nature can help us understand not only forests and wildlife; but our own history as well.

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Nature Photogarphy Walk

Want to learn to take a great photograph in Nature?  Don't want to spend time sitting in a classroom?

Then join me!

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Star Gazing Night Walk

  Put your flashlights in your pocket and take a walk under the stars

Improve your physical, mental, and physical health. Explore the natural world through all you senses!


Interested in scheduling a walk?  Follow this link. If you are planning a stay at Hidden Pond Luxury Resort or the Tides Beach Club, please follow this link. If you have questions, please email me directly 
 
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 Take a Walk with a Forest Therapy Guide

For millennia our  ancestors had a close connection to nature.  Sadly this has been largely severed as people become increasingly isolated from the natural world.  It’s perhaps not surprising then that research shows being in nature, particularly forests, improves health, creativity and concentration.

 

Some scientists have even discovered that the concept of an ‘internet’ is not new.  Trees have had an internet for millions of years.  So what’s Nature’s internet like?  Can humans somehow ‘log-on’? 

 

Perhaps a slow walk submerging ourselves in the forest will further enhance the benefits of spending time in nature. Please join me on a forest therapy/forest bathing walk to explore these and other ideas.

Alternative immersive experiences in nature include nature walks, night walks, and photography walks.

Everyone is Welcome!

The forests, mountains, lakes and oceans are our ancestral homes.  I believe they are part of your home regardless of race,  gender, religion,  sexual orientation,  or culture.  My heart tells me this: and I am absolutely certain nature would agree. If you are interested in coming on a walk; then I am delighted to be your guide. 

 

Mobility Issues

Forest therapy 'walks' can be adapted.  If you or a person in your party has mobility or other issues; contact me directly and we can make adjustments. There are accessible trails in the area.  It is also possible to do a "walk" from a static location and even inside if that is the best alternative.

For more information about the health benefits visit the Association of Forest and Therapy Guides and Programs Science page.

Benefits

Boost Your Immune System

Aromatic oils released by trees  increase the activity of the body’s natural killer cells.

Lower Blood Pressure

Among other documented  changes that affect blood pressure, sympathetic nerve activity is reduced.

Enhance Creativity

In nature, the brain is more open to reflect, daydream and wonder, which boosts creativity.As study published in 2012 documented, systematic changes in higher-level cognitive function associated with immersion in nature.

Connect

Re-establish and explore the spiritual relationship our ancestors had with the natural world.

Relax

Cortisol a stress hormone is reduced - just one of the documented stress reducing benefits

Improve Mental Clarity

Measurable improvements in creative problem solving have been documented

 
 

What Clients Say

 
"We had a fantastic time on our guided hike." 
                            - Laurel Fountain
 
 

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Everyone is Welcome!

The forests, mountains, lakes and oceans are our ancestral homes. I believe they are part of you home regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation , or culture. My heart tells me this: and I am absolutely certain nature would agree. If you are interested in coming on a walk; then I am delighted to be your guide.