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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing Forest Therapy to The Bald Explorer

The Bald Explorer and Sonya Dibbin discuss Forest Bathing

Earlier this week I met up with YouTuber vlogger Richard Vobes, aka The Bald Explorer, to speak to him about all things Forest Therapy (also called Forest Bathing). He thought the practice might involve stripping off and thrashing yourself with sticks – that’s the most random interpretation I’ve heard yet! We had a fun day […]

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 […]

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 […]