We walk slowly along forest trails, and we notice and observe. Your guide will present invitations that will help you to increase your ability to focus on your surroundings.
Why do I need a guide to go on a nature walk?
A forest therapy guide has been trained to lead participants in methods for deeper engagement with nature. Once you have been on a forest therapy walk, you will approach nature in a different way than you have before. You will learn how to employ your senses more effectively so that your experience yields a deeper connection to nature. I compare it to stretching and yoga — you can certainly stretch your muscles without a yoga instructor, but a yoga instructor provides guidance with technique so that you get the most benefit from your stretching, and that's how it is with a guided forest therapy walk, too.
How physically challenging is a forest therapy walk?
Because we walk very slowly, the pace of the walk should not be a challenge for anyone who can walk the distance at a slow pace. However, the trail may sometimes present a challenge, but the walks and their distances will be adequately described so that you know what you are getting into before you register.
What if it rains?
If it rains lightly, we will go anyway unless there is lightning nearby or if the temperature is very low. The forest is a magical place when it rains, so we wouldn't want to miss the magic! Wear waterproof shoes and rain gear. You can bring an umbrella if you like, also.
What should I bring?
Wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, water, a light snack, a small journal (optional), and a small day pack just large enough to hold your items (including rain gear).
Have a different question?
Just send me an email or give me a call!
Pat Homer, Certified Forest Therapy Guide P. O. Box 141 Statesboro, GA 30458 firstname.lastname@example.org (912) 499-0737