Have you ever felt like you were not connecting with the world around you, not fully present or alive in the moment but just plotting your course through the world? Read below to explore the concept and ways of feeling fully present and alive with Ben "Crow" Page, Certified Forest Therapy Guide.
Have you ever gotten yourself lost in nature and ended up with not only a story but finding something out about yourself along the adventure? Read about Forest Therapy Guide, Ben Porchuk's experience getting lost and found in nature.
All of us at sometime in our lives know the feelings and frustrations of grief. Although grief is hard for all of us to face, exploring and sharing ways of dealing with grief can be immensely helpful to those who are looking for ways themselves. Forest Therapy Guide Candidate Robin Hancock shares how contemplating and working through her grief in the forest helped comfort her and helped her through.
Veterans dealing with PTSD have found that connecting with nature is an effective and highly positive practice that allows for the moments of peace that are sometimes hard to find. Read the article below by Ashleigh McCarty to learn how veterans, medical professionals and researchers have recognized the therapeutic benefits of nature connections.
Read a physician’s own account of her appreciation of Shinrin-yoku, it's health benefits and the moving experience of incorporating it into the care of her patients. Click below to read this article by By Suzanne B. Bartlett, M.D., FACOG, FABOIM.
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