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Introduction to Forest Bathing

Explore beautiful Barnhamcross Common on a relaxing stroll with guided sensory and meditative practices.

February 16, 2024
10.30am-12pm
Barnhamcross Common, Thetford
£6 (subsidised with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund)

Introduction to Forest Bathing 

Have a go at ‘Forest Bathing’ on this special introductory taster session. Join Nicky from Sound and Ground for a guided sensory stroll through the beautiful Brecks landscape of Barnhamcross Common. On this 90 minute session you will experience Forest Bathing, which is the practice of spending quality time immersed in nature.

Although called Forest Bathing, there is no water involved (so no need for swimming costumes!). Forest Bathing is the English translation of the Japanese term ‘Shinrin-yoku’. To better understand this concept, it means ‘spending quality time, fully immersed in the forest atmosphere, under the canopy of trees, for health and wellbeing purposes. No prior experience of mindfulness is required, simply the desire to spend some slow, connective time with nature.

 

This session is designed for those who have never experienced a forest bathing session before, but who are curious and keen to try it. It will include some gentle walking, a brief intro to what Forest Bathing is and it’s benefits, guided meditative sensory practices, tea and snacks, and optional sharing to enchance the experience of the group. It takes place outdoors in all weathers and is open to all 18 years of age or older.

Lasting for 90 minutes, this is suitable for all fitness levels. However, please note that Barnhamcross Common has some uneven terrain and there will be some walking involved.

 

Introduction to Forest Bathing 

When: Friday 16th February

Time: 10:30am – 12pm

Where: Barnham Cross Common, Thetford, IP24 3EP

Travel: Free parking is available. The Common is also accessible by bus (from the Bracken Road bus stop), and is approximately 30 minutes walking distance from Thetford town centre.

Cost: £6*

Booking required 

The session will run in all weathers except high winds or storms when it is unsafe do so.

A basic health screen is a pre-requisite for taking part in this activity, the link to which will be provided in your booking confirmation email.

*Tickets for this event have been subsidised with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund via BFER.

For any questions, please contact: bfer.admin@suffolk.gov.uk

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