Family sessions are designed to encourage bonding between you and your child through a series of meaningful, collaborative mindfulness exercises. You will also develop & deepen your connection to nature and reduce anxiety, stress and depression. The practice also helps with focus and concentration, self compassion and 'mind over mood'.
Suggested age is 10+ because the session is designed to be slow and peaceful; you are often very quiet and still and there's a 15/20 minute guided group meditation at the start. Historical statistics show a dip in feelings of nature connection in teenage children so that age range would particularly benefit from the mindfulness for kids activities.
Group reflection after each activity offers the chance for each participant to share something of their personal experience. If children do not feel comfortable doing this there is no pressure to join in and the adult can speak for the pair. Adult and child do not need to be members of the same family.
Allow 2 hours for family Forest Therapy.
1:1 sessions are available on request. Please contact me if you would like to discuss this.
"It was great to have some time to breathe.... ground.... relax.... and appreciate the beauty that’s around us".Hayley, Andover
"A chance to relax and get away from it all by being guided to focus on nature and the 'simple things'".Kate, Overton
"The session was very calming and I believe Forest Bathing allowed me to slow right down and clear my mind in a way that I would/could never do on my own".Louise, Basingstoke
"Forest Bathing is just an amazing healing experience!".Nicla, Reading
"The course of monthly sessions allowed me to become increasingly open and take the experience to a deeper level each time. The benefits radiate through my mind and body, long after the session iteself has finished".Annie, Upham
"Committing to a 3 month series of forest bathing sessions allows you to revisit your chosen site and receive something new each time. I also loved connecting with the group through our shared experience over a number of weeks/months".Oonagh, Winchester
"The guided auditory meditations provided symptom relief that I hadn’t felt in over a year!
The heightened sensory experience in a relaxed calm environment of the forest, with a professional, kind, welcoming instructor who adapted the session to enable me to participate with a hidden disability, was fantastic"Shelly, Winchester
"You helped us so much - V went to see you know who and made the vital work call, both things she has been putting off for weeks! I have also had a v good night’s sleep! Must be six months since that has happened with no night sweats.
We will be in touch for the next episode soon!”.ES, Basingstoke
"I did a three hour session with Sonya, it is genuinely the best thing that has ever happened to me.
Value for money, I can highly recommend."George, Winchester
"Enjoyed my Forest Therapy experience with Adore Your Outdoors. To stop and savour nature, slow down and disconnect for a couple of hours was very liberating. Highly recommend!"Tilly, Birmingham
“After the first meditation it was as though my eye balls had been washed!”.Jon, Southampton.