Tag Archives: mindfulness

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 […]

Liz’s poem about her Shinrin-Yoku experience with Adore Your Outdoors!

Tree trunk covered in rich, damp moss with Adore Your Outdoors logo

Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) with Sonya 🌿The mind? It may well fight –its churning turning into ‘what a wastejust standing on this spot for agesI’d be better writing pages’ –but forest bathing’s gentle stagesstart and end with slowand take you where you never thought to go… 🌿The heart? It now delightswith softness opening into ‘I recall this taste’I’m feeling rooted wellaliveness […]

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. […]

The most common obstacles in the way of great mental health

Ladies in a forest connecting to nature

Spending so much time indoors, being separated from loved ones, and constantly attached to technology these days is leaving many of us feeling disconnected; disconnected from each other and even from ourselves. Do you ever feel lonely without really understanding why?  I doubt it’s news to you that your emotional wellbeing could be suffering; 2018 […]

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 […]

Richard introduces himself… to his tree!

While I was with Richard Vobes, aka The Bald Explorer the other day, I wanted to show him the sort of thing that happens on a Forest Bathing experience; mainly how it differs from your average walk in the woods, I guess. It was just the two of us so we couldn’t do the group […]

Trying Forest Therapy for the first time…

Lindsey Hood touching tree

🌳 Guest blog from Lindsey, a Life and Executive Coach at www.lindseyhood.net. I have just come back from one of the most beautiful experiences I have ever had. I spent 3 wonderful hours in Itchen Valley Country Park with the amazing Sonya (and 4 other participants) for some Forest Therapy. 🌳 What is Forest Therapy? […]

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 […]