Book of Leaves
A Guide to Forest Bathing - Cathelijne de Wit
If you haven't heard of forest bathing before, well you're in for a treat! And no, you can keep your kit on and leave the bathrobe at home. Forest bathing is about bathing your senses in the surrounds of a forest. The mental and physical health benefits of this are astonishing and of course, it strengthens your relationship and awareness of nature. As we head into 2023, I thought there's no nicer leaf to finish out the season on than to spend more time in nature, so I asked the woman who brought me on one of my first forest bathing trips: Cat from Forest Bathing Wicklow! I hope you enjoyed this chat as much as I did. You can follow Cat on Instagram @forestbathingwicklow.
We chatted about:
[05:40] How the landscape differs between The Netherlands and Ireland.
[07:20] What is forest bathing?
[14:30] Other elements involved such as poetry and tea ceremonies.
[19:00] Optimal time spent forest bathing & health benefits.
[24:35] The pace of forest bathing.
[28:30] How certification to be a forest bathing guide works.
[30:50] Some of Cat's favourite moments that have happened on her forest bathing journey.
[38:20] Other eco tips from Cat
[43:40] Random questions!
Shinrin-Yoku book by Dr. Qing Li
Nadúr for forest bathing training & events
Becky Helmsley poet - Breathe poem
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
Unpacked zero waste shop in Kildare
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