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