In an increasingly urbanised world, the need to reconnect with nature is more important than ever. Originating from Japan, Shinrin Yoku (translated to 'Forest Bathing') is a therapeutic invitation to immerse oneself in the embrace of the woods and wild places.
Covering both the philosophy and the practicalities, this is an evidence-based guide for practitioners seeking to increase their ecological awareness, explore the mental, emotional, and immunological healing capabilities of Shinrin Yoku, and learn how to incorporate it into their practice. Building on the necessary in-person training, this book will help practitioners feel confident in guiding others in the woods as they discover their own connection to nature and is underpinned by a thorough understanding of the science behind the healing.
Practical in its approach but spiritual and poetic in its nature, this timely book provides the knowledge and skills required to adopt Shinrin Yoku into any therapist's toolbox.