Tag Archives: wellbeing

Keep the Forest Alive at Home using Essential Oils

For National Tree Week earlier in December, I met with several other practitioners who, like me, work together with trees for health-boosting purposes. The second person I spoke with was Annika Vincent who’s also based in Winchester, Hampshire. She discovered the benefits of dōTERRA essential oils around 3 years ago while using them to support […]

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’ […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]