Forest Bathing+. National Trust - Box Hill, Surrey

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Box Hill


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Experience how woodland can help your Physical, Mental & Emotional Health.

PRICE: £20 if paid directly by bank transfer. £22 on the day.

Organised in cooperation with the National Trust.

ABOUT: Box Hill

Box Hill has been a celebrated location to visit for generations, and it's the perfect place to discover Ancient Woodland and explore the Surrey Hills. Forming part of the North Downs, Box Hill has views across the surrounding countryside. It's home to lots of wildlife and plants too, including the Adonis blue butterfly and bee orchid.


This is a gentle introduction to Forest Bathing+ and its benefits. Forest Bathing is an elementary practice (children instinctively enjoy nature this way) which can elicit surprisingly positive reactions. In a nutshell, it can be described as mindful time under the canopy of trees using the senses. Deep breathing is also encouraged; Japanese research uncovered essential wood oils help boost our immune system.

Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

During the session you will be provided with a sequence of sensory exercises designed to calm the body and mind. On screen, it doesn't sound that exciting, in practice participants love it! Please read our reviews.


In 2017 staff from NHS Lexden Hospital Health in Mind joined Gary & Olga. Reviews below.

Liz Harrington (Deputy Clinical Lead) "Their knowledge about the forest and the trees was amazing and a bonus, a walk and science lesson in one session. I felt really uplifted and reflected on this on the drive home, I truly could not believe the impact it had on me. If I had not been and experienced it for myself I would not have believed how transforming it was. Thank you."

Kate Goodge (Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner) "I realised how out of touch we are with nature from the walk and I want to be able to carry on experiencing a part of myself which is just present when I am going out for walks."

Previous trials include: The NHS, universities, academic institutions & the RSPB, National Trust, Surrey Wildlife Trust, Woodland Trust & the Forestry Commission. University studies are in the pipeline. We are also regularly featured in the media, including the BBC.

In late 2018 Gary & Olga launched The Forest Bathing Institute.


Box Hill, Tadworth, KT20 7LB

Meet at the the top car park Shepherd’s Hut.

Delayed or need to contact us? please email or call us. (Please contact us before the event for mobile numbers).

There are on-site toilets and a pay and display car park - free NT members.


Single ticket paid directly in advance by bank transfer: £20 for 3 hours. On the day: £22

Concessions: CONTACT US. We will ask for evidence of eligibility.


Please read our T&C's. By clicking “RSVP” and paying, as well as participating, you confirm you have read and agreed to our TERMS.


Please give us 72 hours notice if you are unable to attend. We will issue a full refund minus any online charges. Tickets are non transferable.

MINORS: Our events are aimed at adults 18+. Please see our kids Forest Bathing sessions.

Medical conditions/medications/pregnancy: We advise those who are in the 1st trimeseter to abstain from our events. If you have any medical conditions, are on a prescribed medication, or have any concerns, please, see your GP and inform them about attending. If you currently experience or have a history of serious health issues (including mental health issues, operations, medical procedures, seizures, implants, special needs), please, inform us before the event. Informing us will help us look after you.


Questions? Please, contact us. We are here to help.
Phone: 01932 880 712

Or via our website: http://holistichealingtherapy.co.uk/contact-2/

Gary & Olga

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