Created By: Sewara
The 3 key values of a healing forest walk are silence, going slow and focusing on our senses. It is not about physical exercise or collecting information. The aim is to quieten the voice in our heads and fill ourselves with a feeling of calm. This experience is unique to each person as we all interpret the world differently. No one knows your mind better than you. Look for things in nature which call out to you and fill you with peace.
Senses: Focus on the senses to bring your awareness to the present moment. Give importance to each of the different senses, one at a time. This directs your attention away from unwanted thoughts. When you notice nature more closely it’s easy to fill yourself with awe, wonder, and inspiration.
Slow: Don’t hurry or rush. Make a conscious effort to slow down your pace. By spending more time at a place, you build a deeper relationship with it. You begin to observe more and will start to make new connections.
Silence: Shift from thinking to sensing, and from sensing to feeling. By staying with our feelings, we can learn to carry the forest within us. Even when we are not in nature, the peace and serenity of the forest can be a part of us and influence people around us.