Forest Bathing introductory virtual workshop - 3 March 2021

3 Mar 2021, 2.00PM–3.00PM
Forest Bathing introductory virtual workshop - 3 March 2021

An introductory workshop into the world of Forest Bathing.

"Nature heals...sitting, sharing space with nature, admiring beauty, or simply playing amongst it...nature is awesome"

Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku is the practise of immersing yourself in nature; ‘bathing’ in the awesome goodness that trees release into the atmosphere; reaping the benefits from magic little things called ‘phytoncides’ and receiving mental calmness from the fractal patterns, vibrant shades of green and calming blues around us.

This session will be led by Cath Wright of Highland Quietlife. Cath says

'During the session I shall be walking amongst the woods in my local area and you may also choose to go for a walk near trees, grass, gardens etc, or you may sit inside near an open window or you could consider sitting with a few houseplants or even vegetables! As your guide I will lead you through a series of what we call ‘invitations’, each one lasting for around 10 minutes and aimed to engage you with one of the senses, to help ground you and calm the mind. If you are not able to go outside to join the walk, you will still be able to benefit and will hopefully find just as much joy investigating your Spider Plant from your armchair, as you would a swaying tall Silver Birch! Traditionally we end a session with tea and snacks and I would ask you to bring something along to complete your walk with'.

This event is free but places are limited so it is important to register for a place in advance. Once registered we will send you information on how to join the virtual Forest Bathing session. We don’t use video screens, just the audio function – so no additional distractions or increased time on video calls.

Forest Bathing is part of our new theme 'The Art of Wellbeing': a series of exhibitions and events exploring health and wellbeing.