Remotely Guided

Forest Bathing

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

"Even during lockdown, Liz is able to beautifully bring the outdoors into our living rooms. Enabling us to be virtually connected to others and a chance to explore the eternal wonder of nature from a new angle.

 

An hour or so of slowing down to fully appreciate what we so often take for granted. The colours, the sounds, the textures, the shapes of forest life. Calming and refreshing - thanks Liz.

 

-- Richard, UK

Upcoming Remotely Guided

Forest Bathing Walks

21st February

  • Guided from: Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton

  • Start: 10am 

  • Finish: 11.45am  

  • Join via zoom from indoors or outdoors

  • £15 per person (£10 concessions)

7th March

How it Works...

Joining a Remotely Guided Forest Bathing Walk from Indoors

  • Find a quiet place to sit or stand in your home or office.

  • Perhaps you would like to find a place to sit or stand at a window or near some plants or other natural elements.

  • Make yourself comfortable and join the remotely guided forest bathing walk via zoom. 

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Joining a Remotely Guided Forest Bathing Walk from Outdoors

  • Find a place to sit or stand in your garden or nearby park or woodland.​​

  • Make yourself comfortable and join the remotely guided forest bathing walk via zoom on your mobile device (a power bank is recommended). 

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Whether you are joining a remotely guided forest bathing walk from indoors or outdoors, Liz as the guide will be in a woodland at Broughton Hall Estate and from there will offer you a series of invitations that help to:

  • Reduce thoughts, worries and concerns and allow the mind some rest  

  • Connect you though your senses to natural elements around you.

  • Allow time for low stimulation activity creating a quiet internal space for relaxation, reflection and cognitive restoration.

A remotely guided forest bathing walk is the same as an in-person guided forest bathing walk save for the following exceptions: 

 

  • The duration of the remotely guided tends to be shorter in duration

  • All participants join via zoom rather than in-person.

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Why join a remotely guided forest bathing walk? 

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Connecting with Others

Reduces feelings of isolation & loneliness

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 Connecting with Yourself

Taking time out to rest and simply be

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 Connecting with Nature

Reduces stress and anxiety 

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Who will Benefit from a

Remotely Guided Forest Bathing Walk?

Teams of Remote Workers

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How it will work

(joining from outdoors)

We arrange a day for Liz to offer the remotely guided walk to your team.

Invite each of your team to join the remotely guided walk on their mobile device  from an outdoor location, perhaps their garden or nearby park or woodland. 

On the day, Liz offers a series of nature connection invitations that support:

  • reduced feelings of isolation

  • reduced cognitive fatigue

  • attention restoration

  • stress and anxiety relief

After each invitation, we gather in a 'virtual' circle. In the circle, we share and listen to each other's experience of the invitation; a great way to connect with others (especially those working from home in isolation).

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People in Long Term Convalescence or Retirement Homes

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How it will work

(joining from indoors)

We arrange a day for Liz to offer the remotely guided walk to the group.

On the day, gather your group together in front of a big screen or individual screens. Invite each of the group to bring one or more natural objects with them eg a stone, a plant. 

On the day, Liz offers a series of nature connection invitations that support:

  • a reduction in negative feelings such as confusion, fatigue, anger-hostility, tension and depression

After each invitation, we gather in a 'virtual' circle. In the circle, we share and listen to each other's experience of the invitation; a great way to connect with others.

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Benefits of Joining a

Remotely Guided Forest Bathing Walk

For Remote Workers

It's time to bring your team of remote workers together!

Recent research by Microsoft suggests that remote working can have a negative effect

on productivity and life satisfaction. Remote working impacts on physical and mental well-being

with increased  feelings of loneliness and emotional exhaustion 

The benefits of joining a remotely guided forest bathing walk from outdoors:

  • Conversation: creates connection, inspires and motivates, gives you a sense of value, gives you a new perspective, can make you laugh, repairs relationships and helps process pain and confusion. 

  • Reduced feelings of time pressure and mental stress: taking time outs from work is not a luxury – it’s essential. Taking breaks from stressful routines can amp up creativity, productivity, and focus. 

 

  • Better health and wellbeing: people who spend at least 120 minutes a week in green spaces ( urban parks, the woods or beaches) are significantly more likely to report good health and higher psychological wellbeing 

For People in Long Term Convalesce or Retirement Homes

With people around the world facing limited access to outdoor environments

because of COVID-19, studies suggest that 'virtual nature' might offer an accessible way

for populations to benefit from a 'dose' of digital nature.

The benefits of joining a remotely guided forest bathing walk from indoors:

  • Awe and reconnection: viewing larger phenomena such as towering trees, rolling valleys, and vast skies can often instil the same sense of wonder we feel outside. Experiencing awe engages the parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation.

  • Cognitive Recuperation: rich, verdant scenes of nature offer a 'soft fascination', one of the elements of Kaplan's Attention Restoration Theory. Example watching water flowing down a stream allows the brain to go into a relaxed state 

 

  • Accelerated recovery: patients with views of nature scenes report reduced anxiety and less need for pain medication.

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