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Forest Immersion Technique FIT

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Burpham Woods

(meeting on Coiners Avenue first)

Burpham

GU4

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Forest Immersion Technique or Shinrin-Yoku

We are all Natural Born Biophiliacs and I promise you that while there’s limited wi-fi in the forests, you will find the connection you seek.

Simply following Thom Yorke’s advice and: “go outside into Nature,” is all Shinrin-Yoku means, because denying our instincts to do just that leads to imbalance and impacts wellbeing.

For any parents suffering kids playing Fortnite – this may be what you’re looking for.

Forest Immersion Technique may sound a bit strange but could not be simpler and requires no equipment, techniques or anything other than an open mind and willingness to go outdoors whatever the weather.

You’re not going to be expected to do anything odd like pulling a Bear Grylls or whip up a bivouac using two sticks and a butter knife, but you are encouraged to drink deeply of the pure beauty that surrounds you and find it nourishing and balancing.

Believe me, your cells will be sighing in relief.

Nature is cheaper than therapy and forest immersion has in the past 20 years become a cornerstone of healthcare in Japan and South Korea, with abundant hard scientific evidence to show its benefits on mental and physical health.

Stress hormone levels fall, we feel again our connection to the earth.

Shinrin-Yoku has been proven in stringent scientific peer-reviewed research to stabilize and improve mood and cognition, to lower blood pressure, to increase the peace and sharpen the focus of both children and adults with ADHD or on the autistic spectrum.

We can listen to Nature, we can re-connect and it is becoming more necessary than ever in our over-stimulated, technologically-addicted world.

We can by simply going out into it, learn to appreciate the magic silence of nature, bask in tranquility.

We can learn to listen to what Nature has to say to us.

We won’t merely meet and yomp around the woods, we’ll use whatever feels right – gentle movement, storytelling, mindfulness and resilience techniques, art and craft, foraging and ranging.

One thing I can tell you for sure, we’ll make the creative most of our time because we also want the richest most spontaneous experience possible – you see, we know how good this feels and that’s why we want to share it with you.

We can rise rooted, together

Tree hugging optional but strongly encouraged

2nd & 4th Saturday of each month in Guildford, Surrey, UK. £15 per person/family £20 on the day

“Nature isn’t a miracle cure for diseases,” “But by interacting with it, spending time in it, experiencing it and appreciating it we can reap the benefits of feeling happier and healthier as a result.” Lucy McRobert, Wildlife Trust

“Study nature. Love Nature. Stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” - Frank Lloyd Wright

“Go outside into Nature,” Thom Yorke, Radiohead

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06b7mtp - collection of BBC programs about the enchantment of the forest, a variety of artistic responses reflecting our biophilia

Jane Tyson

Founder of the Resilience Academy
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Burpham Woods

(meeting on Coiners Avenue first)

Burpham

GU4

United Kingdom

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