Unlike a bushwalk, forest therapy is about the journey, not the destination. It is a slow, mindful and quiet way of being in nature.
The accredited Forest Therapy Guide will offer different ways for participants to reconnect with their senses and immerse themselves in the present through the beautiful sights, sounds, smells, textures, and tastes in nature.
Emma and Rob undertook several research projects investigating the relationships between human health and well-being and time spent in the natural environment. The research found overwhelmingly that interaction with nature and natural elements (such as plants, fresh air, and natural light) has a profoundly positive impact on human health and well-being. As a scientist who has pioneered the use of evidence-based environmental research in Australia, Rob knew the importance of global research findings and wanted to put this into practice while combining this with his deep experience of living and working in the bush. Emma gained more experience leading groups of people outdoors, working as a Wildlife Guide in national parks, and becoming a certified Forest Therapy Guide. Website