What is Forest Therapy?

There are many words we humans use to point to the experience of becoming fully present and connected to our natural surroundings… Shinrin Yoku (森林浴) by the Japanese, Forest Therapy in many Western places including Australia, Forest Bathing in the United States,...

Queensland Mental Health Week 2020

Why celebrate Queensland Mental Health Week? Mental health is important for every single one of us, yet it is a part of life that is often overlooked. Busy lives get in the way of us caring for our mental health, as does a fear of feeling vulnerable should we reveal...

Benefits of Forest Therapy, According to Research

Part of training to become a certified Forest Therapy guide (and maintaining that certification) is to be knowledgable about the research findings on the benefits of the practice. In my training, I was tasked with creating a 1-page summary table of health benefits of...