Provide nature connection events across Merseyside, through the practice of 'forest bathing'.
Forest bathing is a wellbeing and nature connection practice. It simply means taking in nature using all of your senses (it doesn't involve any swimming). It encourages you to slow down, quieten the mind and relax through immersing yourself in nature.
About 'forest bathing'
Although the term 'forest bathing' is used, the practice can be adapted to be carried out in woodlands and urban parks, anywhere that nature is present.
It originated in Japan in the 1980's due to a stress epidemic there at the time and is now prescribed on their healthcare system and is gaining popularity in the UK due to the scientific research behind it showing a range of physical and mental health benefits.
- reduced feelings of stress and anxiety
- improved concentration
- improved sleep
- boost to the immune system
- reduces blood pressure
Forest bathing walks for the general public take place at the beautiful Childwall Woods and Fields which is also a designated nature reserve and at Wavertree Botanic Gardens.
Please find upcoming dates on the website and to book.
- How can I access this service?
- Book online
- When is this activity on?
- See the main description or go to the website for paid sessions.
- How much will it cost me?
- Sessions for people clinically vulnerable to COVID are funded by Liverpool City Council. Charges apply to other activities.
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- What groups of people is this for?
- The general public
- What age groups is this for?
- What areas of the city is this for?
- People from anywhere in the city
- All enquiries