Forest Bathing+ Experience - Mindfulness in Nature at RSPB The Lodge 3hrs

Forest Bathing+ Experience - Mindfulness in Nature at RSPB The Lodge 3hrs

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£45.32

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RSPB The Lodge

Potton Road

Sandy

SG19 2DL

United Kingdom

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A sensory connection journey, moving slowly through the woodland - mindfully connecting with all your senses for relaxation and wellbeing.

About this event

Join us and learn about the latest science and experience for yourself the health benefits of spending time in woodland and being immersed in nature, in the picturesque location of the RSPB's The Lodge.

TFBI founders, Gary and Olga, have been leading forest bathing sessions for over 10 years and have led hundreds of sessions for thousands of people. They know it works from the transformations they have witnessed, but they also initiated a UK university scientific research programme which has already confirmed numerous health benefits:

"Participants scores improved on measures of safe and relaxed positive affect, compassion for others and from others, rumination on problems, nature connection and pro-environmental attitudes, and mood disturbance-notably depression, anger, tension, confusion and fatigue" - Kirsten Mcewan, Senior Research Fellow. The University of Derby, Department of Psychology.

Although you’ll learn about science and our latest research, this isn't an intellectual exercise, you will also experience how to relax deeply in nature. Think of Forest Bathing as mindful time spent amongst trees.

Our Forest Bathing+ route at The Lodge takes us through oaks and birches, set in the beautiful landscape of Bedfordshire’s Greensand Ridge. We use a series of exercises, engaging the senses to tune into the relaxing atmosphere of the forest. In Japan, where forest bathing originated millions of people a year benefit from this practice. Scientists there have found that woodland air carries beneficial essential oils. So, as you relax you will be invited to breath more deeply.

Slowing right down gives you the opportunity to step away from the constant thinking state. So, don’t be surprised if your worries and cares seem to melt away. You will be experiencing nature in the way a child would; seeing things in more detail, with clarity and awe. You’ll never look at woodland in the same way again!

Our team of guides, are fully trained and excited to be back leading these events in Covid safe way. We are looking forward to sharing the restorative power of nature with you!

We run Forest Bathing sessions at The Lodge and many other locations, see our full programme here on Eventbrite. For information on our guide training courses and latest science, visit The Forest Bathing Institute: www.tfb.institute.

About The Lodge:

RSPB The Lodge Nature Reserve and Gardens is a 220 hectare site incorporating woodland, heath and grassland. Look out and listen for Woodpecker, Hobby and Nuthatch, and enjoy rhododendron, azalea and roses.

Facilities:

There are on-site toilets, car park, picnic area, visitor centre and shop selling cold food to takeaway.

The event price does not include a charge for car parking which is £6 per vehicle or free for RSPB members.

Unfortunately, Forest Bathing at The Lodge is not currently suitable for anyone using a wheelchair, or with severe mobility limitations – if you have any questions or concerns please contact liz.burfield@tfb.institute for a chat prior to booking.

Refunds:

We are happy to move or refund your booking up to 1 week before the event. We will not refund or move any bookings with less than 1 week’s notice.

Adults 18+

Sorry no dogs!

Please contact us with any questions; we will be happy to hear from you. Email: info@tfb.institute.

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