FOREST BATHING WALK
A FOREST BATHING WALK IS A SENSORY EXPERIENCE
It's different from any other type of walk in nature that you have ever experienced.
Calm walks of no more than one kilometer, immerse in nature, lasting from 2 to 3 hours.
There will be a series of “guided suggestions” that will support the awakening of your senses and will allow you to establish a nature connection.
THROUGH THIS THERAPEUTIC WALK YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
AWAKE YOUR SENSES.
2. SLOW DOWN.
3. HAVE A MORE RELAXED, CALM AND CONSCIOUS PERCEPTION OF WHAT SURROUNDS YOU.
4. BE ABLE TO ENJOY PROVEN HEALTH BENEFITS.
SCHEDULED FOREST BATHING WALK
COSTA DE CAPARICA
FOREST BATHING WALK
Mata dos Medos, Costa de Caparica.
Alex is a certified guide to Forest therapy, Trainer and Mentor of guides. Alex is the founder of the Instituto de Baños de Bosque and the Instituto de Banhos de Floresta de Portugal and collaborated as a consultant specialist in the expert group on Human Health and Well-being to the Forest Europe, Ministerial Conference on the Protection of forests in Europe.
Alex is the author of "Sentir el bosque: La experiencia del Shinrin-Yoku (baño de bosque)", Grijalbo, edited by Penguin Random House Editorial Group.
Opinion on: Forest Bathing
"The shared forest experience of last Saturday was very gratifying, due to the harmony between the Mata dos Medos forest and the other participants. Thanks for discovering so much that I did not know before and that is now part of my life portfolio. Thanks Alex"
Maria João Rebola
Opinion on: Forest Bathing Workshop
"Being in the forest in so many different ways, being able to take two almost whole days to explore this incredible world was very, very good! Alex's driving was essential to create a welcoming, participative, relaxed atmosphere. I loved it!"
THAT'S HOW OUR FOREST BATHING WALK ARE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a forest bathing walk?
A forest bathing walk is a calm walk of no more than one kilometer, immerse in nature, lasting from 2 to 3 hours.
What is the Nature Based Stress Reduction and Wellbeing program (NBSRW)?
It's a forest bathing workshop focus into learn tools to prevent and reduce stress and improve well-being through nature connection where you will learn techniques to connect with nature. It combines the practice of forest baths with theoretical content.
What could I get from these activities?
Forest bathing walks and workshops are wellness activities. They are therapeutic practices that improve your mental, physical and immunological health. You will slow down and, likely, earn some tools for your daily life.
How is this different from a hike?
From the therapeutic point of view, through the senses, in a calm way, and moving consciously we will open a space of listening and acceptance that requires attention. They are not intended to perform physical exercises.
I'm not very fit, does this matter?
The forest bathing walks are designed to slow down and suitable for all levels of fitness. However, if you have a specific health condition please mention it on the registration form.
What do you do when it rains?
Our programs are suitable for rain or sun. We will hold our programs through all types of weather, if, by doing it so, this will not be hazardous or unsafe.
What should I bring to the forest bathing walk?
Water bottle (recommended 1.5 liters) and some snacks.
Do I need any special clothing or equipment?
Clothing and footwear appropriate for weather conditions. We recommend waterproof boots.
How many people are in one activity?
Maximum of 20 people for forest bathing walks and 10 for the workshops.
What happens if you or I cancel the walk?
In case of cancellation, the client will be informed as soon as possible. After cancellation you will receive a total refund for all the value paid to date or, if you prefer, alternative dates.
In case of cancellation of reservation by the client, the total refund of payment will be done when cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the date of the activity.