therapeutic forest bathing in Berlin and Potsdam
longing for the forest
When we spend time quietly in the forest - listening to the birds, looking at trees and stones, or just sitting under an old tree or by a crystal clear stream - it is easier to surrender to the moment and to resonate with the life within and around us.
Shinrin-Yoku (森林浴) is a practice originating in Japan that describes a guided immersion and absorption of the forest atmosphere with all its scents and sounds, structural variety, shapes and colours. It is about the proven healing effects of immersing oneself in the natural environment through simple exercises and mindfully using all five senses - mindful, grounded, rooted in presence!
The calm of the forest quiets the mind
Guided therapeutic forest bathing in Potsdam and Berlin
During therpeutic forest bathing, you go on a decelerated hike, during which you can use the forest as a space for creative, mindfulness-strengthening, meditative exercises and perfectly recharge your batteries. I invite you to leave your everyday life behind, familiarise yourself with the forest, arrive and gradually open your senses. The silence and the overall slowing down make it possible for you to increasingly let your attention linger in the moment.
We begin as a group, from where you are encouraged by gentle invitation to spread out and explore the forest in your own personal way. You are at once part of a group, by yourself and part of nature, and it is here that forest bathing derives much of its therapeutic power.
The walk itself has a modest range but takes on a serene, harmonious quality. You are never far from the group and are free to rejoin it at any time, but you also have the space to direct your attention to your own feelings and needs. What you might choose to share of your experience or not is given enough space to be seen and heard.
Depending on the season, the weather and the wishes, the therapeutic forest baths usually last about 3 hours.
Dates & Registration
I will again offer therapeutic forest bathing in the western Düppeler Forst in Berlin-Wannsee and in the Wildpark West in Potsdam from spring 2023.
Saturday, 1 July 2023 | 11 am - 2 pm
Samstag, 5. August 2023 | 11 - 14 Uhr
The exact meeting point will be provided after registration.
Further dates will be announced in due time.
39 Euro per person
How do I register?
Send me an email saying that you want to participate: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive a reply from me with the payment details.
Once the payment has been received, your registration is confirmed and your place is secure.
You will then receive a confirmation email with further information about the journey and the programme. The therapeutic forest bathing is limited to 10 participants.
If you feel that you would benefit from this kind of nature experience but cannot afford it, feel free to call or email me, as a limited number of discounted places are available for each Forest walk.
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