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Guided Forest Therapy Mini Retreats

Enjoy a mini-retreat that leaves you feeling grounded and refreshed.  Forest therapy supports healing by offering the opportunity to radically slow down, rest, take a break from technology, and to grow your capacity for connection with earth, body, and spirit. The healing impacts of forest therapy increase over time and can help you to reduce anxiety, feel more joy, and add elements of playfulness, spaciousness, and deep connection to your life. Forest therapy practice is a great complement to traditional therapy and to anyone on a  healing journey who may be experiencing anxiety, a life transition, burnout, relationship challenges, grief, or dis-ease. Forest therapy is a great way  to boost your sense of overall well-being and health.

 

What is a Forest Therapy session? 

We'll meet in a local Portland area forest for 2- 2.5 hours in a small group.  Each session includes intentional connection to the senses, a slow walk, guided invitations to enhance presence and connection, and a tea ceremony with snacks. Sessions are limited to a small number of participants so that we may connect with one another in meaningful ways. These sessions will provide a calm anchor to your life and healing effects that will support and nourish you.

Summer Solstice Forest Therapy Walk

Thursday June 20, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Mt. Tabor Park- open to all identities

Celebrate the summer solstice with slowness, sweetness, and community.  Join me for a full moon evening walk that will enliven your senses and bring you into embodied connection with the land and the season. Together we'll welcome the summer season with intention and gratitude through a variety of invitations and tea ceremony.

Sliding scale: $45-$75

Spaces are limited so register early if you would like to participate.

Sessions are offered rain or shine, exact meeting locations and what to bring provided upon registration.

"A deep awareness of the gifts of the earth and of each other is medicine." Robin Wall Kimmerer
What is Forest Therapy?

I was certified as a Forest Therapy Guide by the Association for Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT). I have been guiding forest therapy since 2018 and love its capacity to quickly bring participants into states of ease, calm, and connection. Forest Therapy is a slow, guided, mindful walk and series of invitations to help you slow down, awaken your senses, and connect with the earth in a deeply personal way. Our 2- 2.5 hour forest therapy sessions take place in forests near Portland Oregon, and end with a tea ceremony and snacks. Be guided into your body and senses and into beautiful relationship with the more than human world, while also having the opportunity to share the experience in connection with a small group of other humans. I often add a reiki healing experience into Forest Therapy, as an offering for both humans and more than humans.

Forest Therapy supports healing and well being. Studies have demonstrated that forest therapy supports healthy cardiovascular and immune systems, reduces stress and anxiety,  improves mood, and increases mental focus. Forest therapy works because it helps us rest our bodies and minds, but it is also a balm for the spirit by sparking our imagination, creativity, and connection to the earth.

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Interested in a customized forest therapy package for your organization, family, or friend group? Maybe you'd like some special time to meaningfully connect with your partner or your kid(s)? Or some guided alone time?
Forest therapy can support healthy authentic relationships and renewal.  Please be in touch.
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