Forest Bathing, Guided Walks and Workshops

These forest bathing, guided walks and workshops help you connect with others, enjoy nature and let things be easy, even if just for a couple of hours, and learn something new. 

Shinrin-yoku

Forest Bathing for your Wellbeing

£35

Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese practice of letting nature into our body through our senses. The literal translation is ‘to bathe in the atmosphere of the forest’. In English, it is known as Forest Bathing.

The practice of shinrin-yoku emerged in the 1980s in Japan to help those living in urban areas reduce stress and anxiety. For 40 years we have seen numerous scientific research studies document the psychological and physical benefits of forest bathing including:

  • reduced stress and anxiety
  • lower blood pressure and heart rate
  • improved inflammation
  • improved cardiac and pulmonary function
  • increased focus
  • enhanced mood
  • reduced mental and physical pain

Although traditionally practiced in forests, we know that nature has restorative effects regardless of the environment. The practice of immersing yourself in the atmosphere of nature and focusing your senses to connect with nature’s unique characteristics in a multitude of ways is very different to any other walk or hike. Tuning your sense in this way reduces the static of your inner voice and allows you to be present and appreciate what nature offers.

Guided sessions offer invitations to experience nature in a way that will bring your personal rhythm into step with the natural world. When we are in harmony with nature, our nervous system can reset, we become more mindful, focused, refreshed and restored. No two walks are alike! Each walk offers a different blend of mindfulness and meditative invitations, fun and sometimes interactive activities like Earth Art, Music Making or a Tea Ceremony.

All sessions include a guided walk, forest bathing travel kit and additional resources for continued wellbeing. Space is limited so book your spot early!
Organize your own private group session as a day retreat or a short introductory session for patients, clients or students. 

Important Notes

  • Departure times are prompt so you are encouraged to arrive a little early to ensure we don’t leave without you!
  • Always be prepared for inclement weather. This is your responsibility.
  • Wear appropriate shoes. This is your responsibility.
  • Please be prepared with water or snacks. These will not be provided. 
  • Strict ‘Pack-it-in, Pack-it-out’ rule. 
  • Public toilets are not likely to be available on walks unless otherwise noted
  • COVID-19 rules are strictly complied with. Remain two metres apart at all times, and bring a face mask and hand gel.  
  • Walks are between 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours.

Try a FREE taster forest bathing session this January!

High Woods Country Park, Colchester. Meet at visitor centre car park.

9 January 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 
16 January 2022, 10:00-11:30

Free Taster Sessions are open to public. Space is limited so please click the below link or email me to reserve your space.

More information will be provided upon confirmation of reservation.

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Free Events

These events are usually an amalgamation of forest bathing, guided walks and workshops. That way you get a good sense of me, how all of the group events are normally organized, meet new people and generally feel fantastic after a good walk in nature!

Forest Bathing Taster Sessions

High Woods Country Park, Colchester. Meet at visitor centre car park.

9 January 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 
16 January 2022, 10:00-11:30

Free Taster Sessions are open to public. Space is limited so please click the below link or email me to reserve your space, gina@ginageremia.com.

More information will be provided upon confirmation of reservation.

Sign Me Up!

Trail Walks & Talks Group

Those who are familiar with me know me to be an avid explorer of nature and lover of wildlife (hares in particular; I earned my beloved nickname, Hare Girl for my explosive outbursts of delight whenever I see one). Our Group Walks are blended with a bit of guided conversation that  weave topics like natural navigation, forest bathing and self development as easily as we weave through the various landscapes from town to country lane, farmland to woodland.

Important Notes

  • Departure times are prompt so you are encouraged to arrive a little early to ensure we don’t leave without you!
  • Always be prepared for inclement weather. This is your responsibility.
  • Wear appropriate shoes. This is your responsibility.
  • Please be prepared with water or snacks. These will not be provided. 
  • Strict ‘Pack-it-in, Pack-it-out’ rule. 
  • Public toilets are not likely to be available on walks.
  • COVID-19 rules are strictly complied with. Remain two metres apart at all times, and bring a face mask and hand gel.  
  • Walks are between 2-3 hours. If you need more information, email me.

2022 walks are being designed now and will be posted here once confirmed. Check this page again or email for details.

 

 

group coaching workshops

Workshops offer a more in-depth look at how we can adapt to life’s transitions and even become change seekers ourselves. 

 

Superpowers. What are they and how can I get one?

£35

Do you ever wonder how some seem to breeze through a situation easily without ever appearing to be stressed, confused or even annoyed? How do they do this? What superpower do they possess that enables them to tackle those situations like a pro?

2022 dates and locations to be announced soon. Email for more information.

We’ll uncover the secrets of human superpowers, identify our own and learn how to use them. Participation is necessary so please be prepared to share and engage with others.

To sign up, click the button and complete the form indicating the dates and place.

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Personal Desire Paths: When to follow and when to ditch.

£35

Desire paths are the paths created by humans (and wildlife) that defy strategically planned walkways. They are typically created to make a journey quicker or easier. Just like with public parks, gardens and wild settings, desire paths exist within our minds.  Plans we started yet abandoned, ideas we have and use occasionally, thoughts that continuously enter our minds are all desire paths. And then there are those desire paths that settle. Instead of working within the boundaries someone else sets, we find a way to make it easier, quicker or work better for us and our personal circumstances.

We will learn more about natural and personal desire paths and hopefully answer a few questions like: What are the desire paths that have settled within us? Why have we abandoned some and continue to revisit others? Which ones should we abandon? How can we keep on track with the desire paths that suit us best?

2022 dates and locations to be announced soon. Email for more information.

To sign up, click the button and complete the form indicating the dates and place.

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Pre-booking for all forest bathing, guided walks and workshops is strongly suggested. Walk-ins are welcome but there are limited spaces so I  cannot guarantee there will be space and/or enough materials at the time. Please email, text or phone me to confirm if there is enough space..