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Introduction to Forest Bathing+. National Trust - Leith Hill Place

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Leith Hill Place

Leith Hill Lane

Dorking

RH5 6LY

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

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

This event is organised in cooperation with the National Trust.

ABOUT: Leith Hill Place

Caroline Wedgwood's Rhododendron vision

Caroline Wedgwood created the stunning Rhododendron Wood. As the sister of the famous naturalist, Charles Darwin, Caroline had also inherited a love of botany and flowering plants. So it was only natural that she would want to create a beautiful garden for her new Surrey home. Today the Rhododendron Wood is a relaxing haven where you can wander through woodland walks edged with spectacular rhododendrons and azaleas. In May and June the wood is ablaze with colour. More information: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/leith-hill-place

ABOUT FOREST BATHING+

This session 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! If you have ever wondered about the healing benefits of nature, this session should join some dots for you. To get a better idea of what to expect, please read the reviews below.

https://www.meetup.com/Forest-Bathing-and-Nature-Therapy/about/comments/?op=all

In 2017 staff members from NHS Lexden Hospital Health in Mind joined one of Gary & Olga's Forest Bathing+ sessions. Sample 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 in nature."

Previous trials include: The NHS, universities, academic institutions & charities, RSPB, National Trust, Surrey Wildlife Trust and Woodland Trust. You can find their Forest Bathing guides on the Forestry Commission website. Their trials have led to University studies. They are also regularly featured in the media, including the BBC.

In late 2018 Gary & Olga launched The Forest Bathing Institute which is dedicated to the replication of Japanese physiological scientific studies.


FINDING US:

Leith Hill Place, Leith Hill Ln, Dorking RH5 6LY, UK

We will meet you outside Leith Hill Place house we will be holding a sign "Nature Therapy". Please follow the path & signs from the NT car park to the house.

Delayed or need to contact us? please email or CONTACT US BEFORE THE EVENT for our mobile numbers..

There are on-site toilets and a vdonations based car park.

TRAIN: The nearest train station is Ockley which is 3.2 miles away.

PRICE:

Single Ticket paid directly in advance: £20 for 3 hours. On the day: £22

Entrance to Leith Hill Place house is not included.

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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Please read our TERMS AND CONDITIONS. By clicking “RSVP” and paying, as well as participating, you confirm you have read and agreed to our TERMS.

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

Medical conditions/prescribed medications/pregnancy: We advise those who are pregnant 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 him/her 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.

CONTACT US:

If you have any questions, please, contact us. We are here to help and always happy to hear from anyone interested in what we do.

Phone: 01932 880 712

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

We hope to see you at our event! Gary and Olga

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Leith Hill Place

Leith Hill Lane

Dorking

RH5 6LY

United Kingdom

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