FOREST THERAPY WALKS
Forest Therapy is a research-based approach for supporting health and wellness through immersion in forests and other environments to promote the well-being of people and natural landscapes. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to “forest bathing,” it is a practice of spending time in forested areas for the purpose of enhancing health, wellness and happiness.
There is a clearly defined sequence of guided invitations that provides structure to the experience, while allowing space for the forest to act as a therapist, and the potential to deliver profound perceptual shifts.
There is no prescription for what a person “should” experience, or what benefits they “should” receive during a Forest Therapy Walk. It is about spending time in nature in a way that invites healing interactions. It makes room for listening and for quiet and accepting presence. It is about slowing down enough to reconnect with the senses and the imagination and from there nourish the innate creative potential of human beings.
A Forest Walk is typically between one or two kilometers long on an easy trail and lasts usually up to 3 hours.
Foto: Lene Hovi/Valdres Natur- og Kulturpark
I offer Forest Therapy Walks for Groups and Individuals. Forest Therapy walks are also a good idea for teambuilding, birthday party or similar activities or as a complement to other events. Request a customized offer by sending an email to
Group walks happen on site only in Hedalen (Norway) at the moment and are reduced to max. 8 persons. We follow all rules of physical distancing and hygiene.
Walks via phone connection ("Tele-Walks") can happen without any restriction.
For Walk dates please send request. Special price for 1-to-1-walks and for groups with 6+ persons.
Participation: 350 NOK per person, other rates may apply
Corona - Update: if you are on a low budget right now and can not pay 350 NOK, I would like to support you and am therefore happy to accept any amount of donation that you can afford. You can also talk to me about service exchange.
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Languages: English, Norwegian, German - you choose your preferred language.