Forest Therapy

Here you'll find links on where to find forest therapy guides, how to do your own forest nature walks, recent articles on the benefits of forest therapy, and the research that supports how forest therapy is healing. Scroll down to find what you need or click on the link at the bar to the left to jump to where you want to go.

 
 

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Recent Articles on Forest Therapy and Healing

 On Ted.com, "Can trees heal people?" (Williams, Jun. 2017) . 

 Women's Health Magazine Article: 'I Tried a Three-Day "Forest Bathing" Trip—Here's What That Was Like' (Hartley, Nov. 2016)

 Quartz Media article "The Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’ is scientifically proven to improve your health" (Livni, Oct. 2016)

 In Business Insider, a list of "11 scientific reasons you should be spending more time outside" including sources from where they compiled the list. (Friedman and Loria, Apr. 2016)

Where to Find Nature Walks and Guides

Earth Connect Guides: We have guides all over the country and hope to expand around the world. Also, check our Homepage often, as we list upcoming nature walks and events there and on our Calendar.

 

Association of Nature & Forest Therapy: A world-wide organization training forest therapy guides and leading nature walks.

Go Into Nature is an organization based in Charlottesville, VA. They have regular Meetups for "Mindfulness in Nature Forest Bathing." Check them out!

Wilderness Reflections holds regular wilderness quests for different groups, including youth, at different times of the year. 

If you're in the New England area, Nature Groupie provides a nice directory of organizations that offer nature walks as well as a calendar of events on how you can get train and/or volunteer for nature conservation efforts.

How to Do Your Own Nature Walk

Healing Forest website: this webpage provides you with ideas on how to connect with Nature, which easy graphics. It's great to do with kids, too!

Research on the Effectiveness of Forest Therapy

Forest Medicine Research in Japan