A Forest Therapy guided walk takes participants slowly and mindfully through natural settings. Your certified Forest Therapy Guide Caitlin Keddie provides a series of ‘invitations’ or activities along the way to help awaken all of your senses, and to deepen your connection with yourself, others, and the more-than-human world. The aim of the practice is to find pleasure in the present moment and place, not necessarily about gaining specific naturalist knowledge. Walks are very gentle, covering approximately 1 mile at most, and last between one and four hours.
We begin with drawing attention to pleasures of place and the present moment through a guided nature meditation in the outdoors, followed by various sensory activities, finishing with a ‘sitspot’ and traditional tea ceremony to embody your experience through locally foraged herbal teas from the trail.
Walks can be adapted to suit the needs of different clients and can be tailored for individuals, private groups, families, businesses, healthcare institutes, schools, and corporate clients.
If you would like to discuss organising a walk for yourself or a group or have any questions regarding Forest Therapy, please get in touch with Caitlin here.