GUIDED FOREST THERAPY in the Ottawa Region.
The Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre is proud to announce that we are hosting the Association of Forest Therapy and Nature Programs training program from May 9th – 16th. The AFTN provides training in Forest Therapy all over the world.
WANT TO TRY IT OUT? (no charge) Tuesday May 15th at 9:15am- 12 noon.
If you wish to experience a guided walk, you can sign up as a volunteer to provide trainees with a practice opportunity. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
INTERESTED TO LEARN ABOUT FOREST BATHING (shinrin-yoku)?
Join author and forest therapy guide M. Amos Clifford from the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides will be in attendance along with the group of trainers and trainees enrolled in the intensive program at the EcoWellness Centre. If you wish to learn about this unique approach to improving health and well-being, please attend the open community meeting to be held on FRIDAY MAY 11th, at 7:00 pm at the Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre, 2386 Thomas Dolan Pkwy. All are welcome (by donation).
Forest Therapy, also known as “Shinrin-Yoku,” refers to the practice of spending time in forested areas for the purpose of enhancing health, wellness, and happiness. The practice follows the general principle that it is beneficial to spend time bathing in the atmosphere of the forest. There is a long tradition of this in cultures throughout the world. It’s not just about healing people; it includes healing for the forest www.natureandforesttherapy.org In 1982, Japan made shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing,” a part of its national health program!