Just “be.” There is nothing you have to do to get your dose of forest therapy. You can walk; you can sit still; you watch the birds overhead, or lift up a rock and see what lies beneath. Let your mind wander. The key is to be present with nature – to focus on it – rather than, for example, clocking your mileage so you can tick of “exercise” on today’s To Do list.
ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guides in Sonoma County and the San Francisco Bay Area can use this blog to post information about their walks. Guidelines:
Headline/Subject: Date, Time, Location
Body: Additional information such as fee, directions, what to bring. Also include Guide(s) Name.
Amos Clifford is a wilderness guide, mentor, and educator. He is founder of Shinrin-yoku.org, an organization dedicated to promotion of the practice of shinrin-yoku and other forms of nature-immersion therapy. He lives in Sonoma County, California and guides in the Western United States.