Why Use A Guide?
Why A Forest Therapy Guide?
A Deeper Experience
There are benefits to having a certified guide along on the journey. Guides craft forest therapy walks with a structured sequence of activities and invitations so you can experience a deep connection with nature.
That connection flips a switch in our bodies and opens the door to many benefits, both physical and mental.
You Can Let Go
We provide clear and defined sequence of invitations that allow you to slow down, relax, be present, and focus on awakening your senses in a safe and welcoming space. This takes the pressure off of wondering what to do next. Our invitations are just that – a suggestion to do something. You aren’t required to do them or perform them a certain way. There is no grading or a test at the end!
We Help You Slow Down
We set the pace of the walk so you don’t have to. Today, we’ve become so accustomed to a very fast-paced environment. We’re constantly multi-tasking and easily distracted – so many things demand our attention every second. Our walks are intentionally slow and don’t cover a great distance. We help you transition from the fast-paced world into a slower, timeless, liminal space.
We Hold Space
There’s a saying in our line of work: “The Forest is the Therapist; the Guide merely opens the door.”
We help you find that “door”, and hold space for you so you can establish a connection and develop a relationship with the More Than Human World. Our role is not prescriptive but rather to assist you in opportunities for creativity and serendipity.