Forest Therapy sometimes also called Forest Bathing is a practice to support healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. There is more and more research proving the effectiveness of this practice. Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku.
This practice and certification is one that can be done by people of all fitness level. It’s not just a hike in the woods. It’s a specific practice that allows one to connect with nature and the forest in specific ways, designed to have positive effect on the immune system, the stress levels, and overall mental health. The curriculum of this course explains how to create powerful nature experiences and how these can then translation into every day integration into the clients life and their home.
LuAnn Cibik, founder of Inner Harmony School and the Enchanted Living(TM) series of programs and certification, has been ‘doing’ Forest Therapy before it had a name in the USA. The connection with nature and it’s healing benefits are something that she incorporated into her client work in Feng Shui and coaching. Using her woodlands and meadows as a part of every course she holds gives practitioners that grounded reconnection to the natural world. In this program she shares her techniques for allowing anyone to benefit from the practice of being mindful in nature.