Forest Bathing

Forest bathing (translated from the Japanese term shinrin-yoku) is the practice of spending time in nature as an intentional healing process, using all five senses to connect deeply with the environment. Whether walking slowly through a forest, meditating or doing yoga in nature, or sitting by a stream, the aim of forest bathing activities is to restore feelings of calm and relaxation and connect to the present moment and the natural world.

Connecting with Nature in a Time of Crisis

Melanie Choukas-Bradley is a naturalist and certified forest therapy guide who leads nature and forest bathing walks for many organizations in Washington, D.C. and the American West.

Into the Forest: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness

In Into the Forest, Immunologist and Forest Medicine expert, Dr Qing Li, examines the unprecedented benefits of the world’s largest natural health resource: the great outdoors.

The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing: Finding Calm, Creativity, and Connection in the Natural World

Forest bathing is the art of spending intentional time in nature and is practiced throughout the world to increase health and restore well-being. More and more people are turning to forest bathing as an evidence-based way to unplug, relieve stress and anxiety, and spark creativity.

Forest Therapy: Seasonal Ways to Embrace Nature for a Happier You

Forest bathing is a rising trend, but what to do if you're not near the woods or if the weather is dreary? Forest Therapy offers practical steps and inspiration to tap into nature's restorative power, no matter the season or the weather.

Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet

The book will appeal most to people who realize that they are “tree people.” It is poetic, educational, inspirational, spiritual, and down to earth, covering the subject of trees from anatomy and physiology to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols.

Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature

Simply being present in the natural world - with all our senses fully alive - can have a remarkably healing effect. It can also awaken in us our latent but profound connection with all living things. This is "forest bathing", a practice inspired by the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku.

Walking into Alchemy: The Transformative Power of Nature

Exhausted and wounded after coping with being laid off from her job and depression, Amelia Marriette suddenly found her life taking a turn for the better through a chance meeting with an Austrian-born woman, Katie, with whom she was to find love.

Bewilderment: A Novel

The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals.

The Hidden Life of Trees

In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network.

The Hidden Life of Trees: The Illustrated Edition

This beautiful, timeless book shares text from the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees alongside stunning photographs of forests, taking readers on an unforgettable visual journey.


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