Tag Archives: meditation

5 Simple Steps to Practise Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) Alone

Woman leaning on a tree

As fear about the state of our natural environment grows, many of us are feeling called to ‘get back to nature’. But how to you do that, beyond simply going for a walk with the dog or friends? I have researched and studied this topic extensively and am certain that the phrase ‘connecting to nature’ […]

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: 5 GOOD REASONS YOU NEED IT IN YOUR LIFE NOW!

A woodland scene

  The healing power of nature is now reliably linked to positive long-term health benefits. Evidence shows nature can ward off stress, depression and anxiety, diabetes, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cancer, heart disease…. and I could go on. And sadly, the inverse is true as well. The importance of human connection to nature cannot be […]

What is this “Forest Therapy” I keep hearing about?

The practice of Forest Therapy (also called Forest Bathing but I promise no swimming is required!) is new to the UK although it’s been popular in Asia for 40+ years. You can think of it as Mindfulness in Nature. I’m often asked what’s involved so I’ve described the key elements that make up a typical […]

Allow me to introduce myself…

Sonya Dibbin

I’m Sonya and before we get into all things forest bathing, I thought perhaps you’d like to get to know a bit more about me, who I am, where I’m from, what I like, how and why I started Adore Your Outdoors. Read on… Where I’ve lived I was born in Farnborough and have lived […]