8 June, 2023
Nigel is the founder of REROOT YOURSELF™ - a detailed look at the science behind nature and wellness, helping busy people with limited time tap into the art of forest bathing and the healing power of nature.
Throughout June I’ll be sharing tips and insights on how to Forest Bathe exclusively on 9KM BY 9AM and the Outside & Active website.
A 30-minute forest bathe once or twice a week will help you slow down. It will bring you into the present moment and de-stress and relax you.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL FOREST BATHE LOOK LIKE?
5 STEP PROCESS
The art of forest bathing is the art of connecting with nature through our senses all we have to do is accept the invitation - Mother Nature does the rest.
STEP 1 - LOCATION
You can go the park, but for best results a quiet place free of interruption is ideal.
According to the Japanese a healing forest should have one or more of the following
STEP 2 - YOUR INTENTIONS
It is important to come to the forest with your intentions.
STEP 3 - CROSS THE TRESHOLD
Draw a line in the ground or lay down some sticks to create a threshold. As you cross the threshold and enter the forest take a moment to leave behind the ways of being that are no longer serving you.
STEP 4 - ACTIVITIES
There are 100s of activities to do to open your senses and let the forest in – we will cover these in the next videos.
STEP 5 - REFLECT
Integrate the wisdom that you gain in the forest with your everyday life, and create a new way of being.
A 30-minute forest bath will make you more present, de-stress and relax you.
My book, Walking Back To Happiness: The Secret To Alcohol-Free Living & Well-Being and my coaching course Reroot Yourself shows how you can massively improve your mental and physical well-being, through re-connecting or rerooting with the natural world, walking outdoors, watching sunrises, forest bathing and being more mindful about the changes in nature that are happening all around you.
If you are interested in finding out more please contact me direct www.reroot-yourself.com
NEXT: PART 3 - EXPLORING FOREST BATHE ACTIVITIES
HAVE A GREAT DAY...
Founder of the health and wellness channel 9KM BY 9AM.
Certified Positive Psychology & NLP Coach - with the internationally recognised, double accredited, International Coaching Federation and Association for Coaching, AreteWay Coaching Course.
Founder of REROOT YOURSELF™ - a detailed look at the science behind nature and wellness. Helping busy people with limited time tap into the art of forest bathing and the healing power of nature. A group masterclass / workshop – designed for organisations and businesses to help improve the mental health and wealth of employees.
Nigel holds a Diploma (Distinction) in Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing). Is trained in the Power Of Awareness, University of California, Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and the Awareness Training Institute.
Nigel shares with us is Lived Experience of over 700 walks in nature - walking 9 kilometres before 9 o’clock every day since May 2021. Highlights include:
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Most recent articles by Nigel Jones
The latest 9km by 9am walk takes us on the walk along the mountain track to the summit of Ben Nevis the highest peak in the British Isles. 16.69 km, 8 hours 40 minutes, 1,345 metres or 4,413 feet above sea level. It is an experience I will never forget - 36,000 steps and memories that will last forever.
The latest 9km by 9am walk takes us on a circular walk to the summit of Waun Fach, the highest peak in the Black Mountains and the second highest in Bannau Brycheiniog (formerly the Brecon Beacons). 5 hours 24 minutes – Distance 14.00KM.
The latest 9km by 9am walk takes us on a linear walk to the summit of Sugar Loaf in the Black Mountains near Abergavenny in South Wales. 2 hours 43 minutes – Distance 6.00KM.
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By highlighting the value of the outdoors for our minds and bodies, the campaign captures a universal truth that applies to humanity: a deeper connection with nature makes us all better
Raccoon Media Group has today announced the launch of the first ever National Outdoor Expo Awards.
My key words of encouragement and inspiration to my 13-year-old son, Walter, is – freedom to explore! This is something I didn’t have when I was growing up but that’s ok as I’m fully making up for lost time now.