Well-Natured Wandering

Forest Therapy Services

Group walking through path in forest with tall green trees.

Public Walks

Forest Therapy Walks open to the public are guided in a range of Brisbane’s Parks and Nature Reserves each month. Past locations include the Mt. Cootha Botanical Gardens, Karawatha Forest, Boondall Wetlands, and the University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus). Check the events page for the next walk.

Private Bookings

A tailor-made Forest Therapy experience may be the perfect way to gain some time out and deeper connection for you, couples, friends or families. Your session will be tailored to your individual needs and we can look at arranging to meet in a nature space of your choice, or one of our existing Forest Therapy locations.

Couple prancing along a path in the forest holding hands.
Young boys jumping for a ball in a bright green grassy field.

Kids Nature Connection

Time in the outdoors is an important part of every childhood, especially as the younger generations of today face the issue of ‘nature deficit disorder’. Nature connection sessions provide children the opportunity to use their sense of curiosity and playfulness to cultivate mindful and enriching experiences outdoors. Parents and carers are invited to join in too and learn some new ways to make sure screen time is balanced with green time. Sessions range in time frame and can be themed (for example to suit a birthday party) such as Fairies, Dragons/Dinosaurs, Bugs Life, or explorers to name a few ideas. Your guide is trained in Bush Kindy sessions and holds a blue card for working with children.

Corporate Bookings

What better way to maintain the vital health and wellbeing of co-workers, than to spend time reconnecting with nature? Stress and attention fatigue are a common factor among workers which negatively impact the quality of their work. Forest Therapy can reduce stress (as measured by cortisol), and restore concentration. Fortunately, Brisbane’s CBD hosts lush pockets of greenery, such as the Botanical Gardens and the Roma Street parklands. Get in touch and we can discuss a relaxing and rejuvenating experience for your team.

Men in suits wandering through a garden or park.

Testimonials

What They Say

I would highly recommend Kira and her guided forest therapy walks. I really enjoyed this type of nature exploration where Kira gently guided us to explore the forest through various creative exercises, leading with a sense of curiosity and encouraging an awakening of the senses. I left with a relaxed and meditative feeling, and a deeper sense of gratitude and connection with nature.

– Sara

“Well-Natured Wandering’s forest therapy led by Kira allowed me to feel deeply mindful within the beautiful natural environment, appreciative of my surroundings and at peace with myself.”

– Georgie

Quality down-time in my busy world! It was great to start with some deep breathing and mindfulness of our body and surrounds before wandering through the bush!

– Karen

“Go for a walk with Kira. She’s the best. After a walk at the Botanical Gardens Mt Coot-tha, I felt chilled & relaxed, like after a massage. Highly recommended, and I will be going along again soon”

– Debbie

Taking the time to stop, slow down, pause and appreciate the surroundings and notice the background of nature and not the usual noise of life.

– Breda

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Immerse Yourself in a Forest Therapy Experience

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the Traditional Custodions of the land on which Well-Natured Wandering practices Forest Therapy. Sincere respect goes to the Elders, past, present and emerging as the holders of the memories, the traditions, the culture and the spiritual wellbeing of the diverse nations across Australia.