Forest Bathing South Cheshire, North Staffordshire

What Is Shinrin Yoku or Forest Bathing?

The definition of Forest Bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is the act of spending time in a forest and opening your senses to the natural surroundings to experience feelings of peace and wellbeing. Enabled through various activities.

Health Benefits of Shinrin-Yoku


  1. Increased natural killer cell count and improved immune system function

  2. Reduced blood pressure

  3. Improved sleep

  4. Higher energy levels

  5. Improved mood

  6. Increased concentration

  7. Faster recovery from illness or surgery

  8. Decreased stress

These are just some of the scientifically proven benefits

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Mental Health

1 in 4 of us is going to suffer from mental health issues at some point, that’s a huge number so it’s really important to safeguard our sense of wellbeing and resilience for good mental health. We can all benefit from forest bathing.


Helen Stokes-Lampard from the Royal College of GPs advises that "getting outside can have a really positive impact on health".

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Public Walks

Wednesday Walks 10 - 11.00am Starting from All Saints Church carpark in Church Lawton. With optional talking circle afterwards from 11.00 til 11.30. Term times.

Winter Term - 6 sessions - Jan 8th to February 12th inclusive.

Please note: I am also planning a Tuesday & weekend sessions the venue and times to be confirmed.


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Beechwood path.
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Create Your Own Walk! For groups and organisations. DBS Checked

Looking for something different to celebrate a birthday, or for that matter, any special event? Transition into a new life feeling healthier, less stressed and happier after a calming walk through  a beautiful natural setting with me as your Forest Guide.  This walk is like no other as it is specially personalized for the celebrant!

For a beginners guide to forest bathing see my article.

For an introduction in to the scientific evidence for Forest Bathing benefits read my article.

About Me


As a person with a disability I am sensitive to the needs of others. If you have any questions please do get in touch. A qualified artist and teacher BA Hons PGCE. I gained my PGCE in Art and Design with Counselling as my second subject specialism with a passion for nature, art, history and culture. I have since worked as a teacher, artist and coach for over twenty years.

I ‘apprenticed’ myself a long time ago to the land. I am a Cheshire native, born and bred, growing up in the countryside a mile off the nearest road and spent my time in the local woods and meadows around my home.

During this time, I have worked with a wide range of people and groups including teens with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties. Young people and adults with psychiatric and/or psychological difficulties. I have worked with young offenders in prison. I have worked with everyone, from children in care through to adults with successful lives. From people with chronic low self-esteem and confidence to those who have achieved all they want in life. I have helped all kinds of people from education refusers in school, adults with learning difficulties, people with non-typical neural pathways including autism, those with mental health difficulties through to enthusiastic retirees. I am able to work with groups and communities such as mental health groups as well as one to one.

I am the founder of Ancient and Sacred Trees which has over 41,000 members and rising daily. It's mission is PlanetTree healing through PositiviTree for CommuniTree. You are welcome to join us.