Category Archives: News

Shinrin-Yoku Experience Cards – available now!

10 beautifully illustrated mindfulness cards Each card describes a different sensory & mindful experience for you to practice in the forest when alone.   Disconnect from the constant electronic presence and connect instead to your natural surroundings The perfect gift for those you care about, beautifully boxed and packaged with love. Ideal for those who […]

Planet Mindful Magazine features Adore Your Outdoors

Planet Mindful Sonya Dibbin

As forests begin their dazzling autumnal colour transformation, Sarah Dawson explores our ancient connection with woodland and how trees really can enhance your wellbeing. The Ancient Art of Forest Bathing Another way to connect with trees this autumn is Forest Bathing, the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates as, “bathing your senses in the atmosphere […]

Getting in amongst the Greenery

Japanese Forest for Shinrin-Yoku

News article by Love Leon In Japan they put so much importance on being in nature it is considered a practice named Shinrin-Yoku, or Forest Bathing. The concept started in the 80s and was encouraged for two reasons. First, to offer a nature-based antidote to the tech-boom burnout people were experiencing. And, second, to inspire people […]

Forest Bathing: Bust Stress and Boost Your Health by Reconnecting With Nature

Forest Bathing Forest Therapy participants walking in the woods

Forest bathing, a Japanese term for bonding with the outdoors for health-boosting purposes, is now being seen as a legitimate form of therapy for tightly-wound people cracking under the pressures of living in the modern world. What Is Forest Bathing? The expression “forest bathing” comes from a Japanese term coined as recently as the 1980s. […]

A Forest Spa Day for you – Forest Bathing as Medicine for the Sensitive Soul 💚

Nina Khoo Sonya Dibbin workshop

Overwhelm. Sometimes it’s paralysing. How have the past few months been for you? 🌿 If you at first enjoyed the slower pace, then began struggling with the lack of alone time as the weeks passed, you may be part of the 25% of the population who share the naturally occurring temperament trait of High Sensitivity […]

Hampshire Living report on Bathing in Nature with Adore Your Outdoors

During lockdown, Hampshire Living asked me to contribute to a feature on how nature can help us with our mental health. . I shared my thoughts on how the well established practice of Forest Therapy (mindfulness in nature) can help us all, if only we slow down enough to actually notice. One of the causes […]

I was featured in Hampshire Life Magazine!

Feature includes the history of the practice, the benefits and how it differs from your average walk in the woods. If you want to see what Forest Bathing looks like with me, watch this 2 minute film showing a REAL session – it is not your average walk in the woods; we don’t cover much […]

Forest therapy session filmed by That’s TV Hampshire!

That’s TV said, “Forest therapy is an initiative to get people in touch with their natural surroundings. Going away from the busy cities and bustling towns, and getting away from social media and technology, forest therapy allows people to really connect with nature as humans did long before our advances in the modern world. We […]