Tag Archives: nature connection

Winter Wellbeing – the Mindfulness Tools you need to Recentre

Do you suffer from ‘the winter blues’? Winter is typically the season when we start to feel low, as the darker days and often gloomy weather take their toll. And let’s not mention youknowwhat. Did you know the 3rd Monday in January is dubbed “Blue Monday”? Named because we’re all cold, broke and riddled with […]

What can Bach Flower Remedies do for you?

For National Tree Week earlier in December, I met with several other practitioners who, like me, work together with trees for health-boosting purposes. Ros Thompson has been a qualified Bach Flower Practitioner since 2013 and a holistic therapist since 2005 (she’s also a Reiki Master and Kinesiologist!). Since the pandemic hit, she has been working […]

Everything you need to know about Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku (森林 浴))

What do you think of when you hear the term ‘Forest Bath’? A rather nippy dip in a rather murky stream? That doesn’t sound very inviting and one of the main principles of Forest Bathing is the orientation to pleasure – so fret not!  Often known as Forest Bathing or Forest Therapy, Shinrin-Yoku (森林 浴) focuses on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

How powerful can a relationship with nature really be?

Have you ever felt unhappy without understanding why? I am certain that being disconnected from the natural world and spending so much time indoors affects us in ways we are only just beginning to understand. There is a way to ease the suffering, and you can get started right now!  This is part 2 of […]

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 […]