Forest Bathing (Shinrin Yoku)
Seattle Times | June 15th, 2019 | Colin McCrate
Forest bathing turns a contemplative stroll in the woods
into a proven branch of therapy
If you’re pining for serenity, a free walk with the
Friends of North Creek Forest group could bring natural relief.
Read full article here
Forest bathing, quite simply, means wandering quietly among the trees, turning up the volume on your senses, and immersing yourself in nature.
A forest bathing walk is not a natural history lesson. You’re not there to identify native plants, understand ecosystems, or share the land’s history—at least these are not primary goals. The “knowledge acquisition” part of your brain is invaluable, for sure, but forest bathing is a chance to give it a rest, to instead exercise your brain’s emotional and imaginative “muscles.”
Join us for Guided Forest Bathing Walks In the North Creek Forest
2nd Saturdays @ 10 - 11 am - RSVP here
Tentatively: June 13
Location TBA by Judy B via email.
Friends of North Creek Forest hosts Forest Bathing walks
for small groups of 6-10 people ages 15 and older.
Email Judy B to arrange a date and time for your "soak"
in the North Creek Forest!