Standard 3-hour adult Forest Therapy session
You know how during lockdown your daily walk in nature became the highlight of the day? And how peaceful you felt afterwards? Well, now that things are getting busy again I can help you get that feeling back. You will be guided through a series of exercises to slow the body and mind down and engage the senses, which can lead to a deeper connection to nature and understanding of yourself. Find out more about forest therapy.
Recently Lindsey was so moved after her session she blogged about it. She said, "Giving myself the gift of 3 hours to fully immerse myself in this experience has led to a sense of inner calm that has lasted after the end of the experience. I connected with both myself and nature in a profound way. It really is a special, unique and transformative experience that I would encourage everyone to experience for themselves!".
61% of people referred for psychological therapy in 2018/2019 received little (just one session) or no therapy sessions at all - that's over 900,000 that asked for help, but didn't get any. I can teach you how to bond with nature in a completely new way so that you can improve your own mental and physical health.
One-to-one Forest Walk and Talk
If you're struggling and want to talk, I am available for confidential one-to-one counselling where I hold a safe space for you to share your worries or concerns. I won't offer you solutions but I will give you the time and space to speak and be heard. Time amongst trees and connecting to nature are both proven to lower stress and anxiety, and heighten your sense of calm; aren't these the perfect conditions for talking about 'the difficult stuff'? Contact me or book here.
In winter I run some 2-hour sessions
Everyone is busy and while 3 hours is the optimum time for the full immersive experience, 2 hours are enough to get all the benefits of a Forest Therapy session. If you are short on time and can’t spare 3 hours, or perhaps 3 hours is too long during the winter, come along to one of my top-up sessions.
"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 have to admit I was a touch cynical, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. After only one session I was aware of things I have never noticed before, and the resulting sense of calm was overwhelming. Working in a group is beneficial as together you create a more rounded experience and everyone observes completely different things, which is quite fascinating".Claudia, London
"I really really enjoyed our forest therapy walk, I didn't really know what to expect but I found it to be incredibly relaxing and interesting, and the feeling of calmness stayed with me for a couple of days afterwards. Thank you".Amy, Surrey
"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
"Sonya was a nurturing, sensitive and inspirational guide; her love for the forest and belief in its ability to heal and restore is infectious. Highly recommend".Claire, Newbury
"Certainly a therapy and great help for people in high pressure jobs to relax, unwind and let go completely, leading to a better social attitude and if carried forward can be positive to those who are in contact with them".Philip, Odiham
"Amazing experience! I struggle to relax most days. After the first half hour every single sense was awake to my surroundings. I saw and heard things I would never had noticed on a walk. Sonya guided us seamlessly through our invitations, and the three hours flew by. I was so at peace I dozed off in the last invitation and woke with a squirrel not 3 feet away!
The heightened senses and feelings of calm lasted several days."Lisa, Weyhill
"Forest bathing is a magical experience! You lose all sense of time whilst opening to the wonders of your surroundings and reconnecting with yourself. This was my second experience with Sonya - I had loved the first one but was surprised at getting even more out of the second. I believe that the next will be even deeper still - I guess I’m learning a new skill here!
In a hectic world it feels like such a luxury to fully escape".Andrea, Sutton Scotney
“After the first meditation it was as though my eye balls had been washed!”.Jon, Southampton.
““Wow! What an amazing experience. Sonya was a brilliant host. I was fully immersed in the forest bathing experience, losing myself in the surroundings. This was due to Sonya’s ability to put us at our ease and her peaceful manner. I felt the stress flowing out of me and peace flowing in. During one invitation, I totally lost track of time and the sense of where I was.
I was so peaceful and relaxed. I would recommend this to everybody”.Paula, Winchester.