Forest Bathing Connecticut
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Nature Connection and Healing from Traumas

Little did I know that I was reaping the many health benefits of being in nature starting at a very young age. There were many scientific reasons why I felt the most joy and peacefulness while out in nature, not only was it the fact that I was escaping my abusers and turmoil in the households I resided in. I have been Forest Bathing for many years, practically all my life, decades before I even learned of the term Shinrin Yoku.

Nature Connection and Healing from Traumas
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What One Can Expect from a Forest Bathing Training Course

I initially enrolled in this Shinrin Yoku certification course as a distraction from breast cancer treatments and the continued uncertainties of the ongoing pandemic. I received so much more than that. I am filled with gratitude for the gained knowledge and skill, as well as my boost in confidence as a Shinrin Yoku guide. I learned much from Milena, the classmates, and those who joined me to share a Forest Bathing practice as I completed the fieldwork sessions.

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The Power of Humility: Letting Go of the Need to Be Right

Letting go of the need to be right is a foundation to recognize issues that impede personal growth and hinder relationships. “I practiced 60-minute Power Yoga "Detox" Class with Travis Eliot today and I found so much wisdom in his words, on top of a great practice as usual. I did not complete the entire 60 minutes because I have been out of practice and just couldn't last the whole duration, but it was a really good practice regardless. At the very beginning of the video, there is a mention of “letting go”. And the key takeaway from this for me is to let go of the need to be right.” That was the first paragraph of an apology letter to my partner. I will not get into details of our argument, but you get the picture.

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What Would You Do If You Knew You Couldn’t Fail?

I want to share my personal story with you. Many students on our Forest Bathing certification training program know that I work in hospitality. 2020 was the worst year for our industry and many people lost their jobs. That includes me. Along with many employees, I was made redundant by the beautiful wellness retreat I had worked at, due to plummeting number of international travelers normally visited our resorts. It started with an extended mandatory vacation leave to reduce the financial obligations for the company, and eventually we were all let go in December 2020.

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Forest Bathing Benefits to The Body And The Mind

We intuitively know that spending time in nature in good for us. When we slow down, stop the busywork, and take in beautiful natural surroundings, not only do we feel restored, but our mental performance improves too. Critics often scoff that research about the Shinrin Yoku practice is lacking. However, there is growing scientific evidence that getting outside in a natural setting strengthens mind-body connection and, therefore, is good for health.