Introduction to Forest Bathing
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Introduction to Forest Bathing

Deepening your Connection to Nature
4.3 (131 ratings)
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1,426 students enrolled
Created by Duncan Murdoch
Last updated 1/2019
English
English
Current price: $23.99 Original price: $34.99 Discount: 31% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Forest Bathing History
  • Nature Connection
  • Forest Therapy
  • Forest Bathing Philosophy
  • Sit Spot Routine
  • Sensory Techniques
  • Nature Based Mindfulness Techniques
Requirements
  • A desire to connect to nature is all!
Description

In this course, students will learn all about the transformative practice of Forest Bathing from Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, Duncan Murdoch of Nature Connection Guide.

*Depending on the proximity of your forest/natural area, this course is designed to be learned over the course of 6 days.

We'll go over:

  • The history of Forest Bathing

  • How Forest Bathing fits into the modern world today

  • The health benefits of nature

In addition I will teach students HOW to begin their practice of Forest Bathing.  

We'll go over:

  • How to identify a conducive area for Forest Bathing

  • Practical strategies to maintain a practice

  • Sensory Activities & Mindfulness Techniques

  • Forest Bathing Philosophy and needed mindset

  • Ways to incorporate Forest Bathing into your daily life


*Please exercise your best judgement about your level of comfort and safety with the weather conditions and temperatures in your area

Who this course is for:
  • People who are curious and want to learn about the basics of forest bathing
  • People who are stressed and want to see if forest bathing and nature can help
  • People who are interested in becoming a forest therapy guide
Course content
Expand all 13 lectures 49:37
+ Introduction
1 lecture 01:50

As a Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, I provide a warm welcome to the course and give students an overview of what they’ll learn.  Wherever students are on their journey, may this course serve as a path towards discovery, wonder and restoration.

Preview 01:50
+ What is Forest Bathing?
2 lectures 08:21

So, what is Forest Bathing exactly?  This lecture gives students fascinating information about the practice so that they will be able to understand its value and be able to educate others along the way. 

We go over Forest Bathing's: 

  • Meaning

  • Origin

  • History

  • Cultural Context

  • Philosophy

  • Major Tenants

Preview 05:24

Nature has been shown by science to have amazing benefits.  We go over these psychological and physiological benefits and talk about healthy ways of receiving what nature gives to us.  I also touch on a landmark study about one of the intriguing ways that certain trees can boost our immune function.   Check out the link included in the resources to learn more!

Preview 02:57

I want to you to retain this knowledge so you can share with your friends!  One way to learn is to take a pop quiz so here we go!

Forest Bathing Quiz!
4 questions
+ Forest Bathing: What's Involved?
1 lecture 05:47

To start your Forest Bathing practice, I go over:

  • What to look for in a natural area

  • How to find a conducive area

  • How long should it take

  • The mindset

  • How to prepare

  • What to bring

  • What not to bring

Practicalities & Mindset
05:47
+ The Five Senses
7 lectures 26:06

Here I describe the value of using our senses and set up the following lectures and assignments to help students get in touch and learn ways to experience nature and the forest.

Coming to our Senses
02:09

Here I guide you through the sense of Sight so that you may use this technique out in nature.

Sight
04:23
Thanks for watching the last video and for taking part in the sense activity. It's time for you to try it out in nature!
Sight
3 questions

Here I guide you through the sense of Hearing so that you may use this technique out in nature.  You won't need anything special for this.  Just your ears:)

Hearing
06:35
Great! Thanks for taking part in the guided hearing activity. Now try this out in nature! You're Forest Bathing already!
Hearing
3 questions

Here I guide you through the sense of Touch so that you may use this technique out in nature.  You'll need to have two objects to touch close at hand for the first part of the guided activity.

Touch
03:26
Ok! Now that you've got the idea, try immersing yourself in the sense of touch in nature!
Touch
3 questions

Here I guide you through the sense of Smell so that you may use this technique out in nature.

  • You'll need two things to smell for the first part of this guided activity. i.e. spices from the spice drawer

Smell
03:39
Now that you've tried this at home while watching the video, it's time for you to try Forest Bathing with this in mind!
Smell
3 questions

Here I guide you through the sense of Taste so that you may use this technique out in nature.

  • You'll need something to taste for this at hand for the guided activity.  I recommend a nice tea like chamomile of peppermint.

Taste
04:52
I hope you enjoyed the tea! It's time for you to taste out in nature.
Taste
2 questions

A welcome back from all the sense immersions.  I explain what's next on your journey.

What's Next?
01:02
+ The Journey Continues
2 lectures 07:33

I go over the ways students can incorporate Forest Bathing into their lives.

  • Way of the Guide

  • The group Experience

  • Suggested routine

  • Developing a "Sit Spot" practice

Walks & Sit-Spots
04:24

Our final lecture I offer real world resources to help students develop and continue their practice of Forest Bathing.

Bonus Lecture
03:09
Now that you've learned everything you need to go on a Forest Bathing walk of your own, it's your turn to try it. So I'm going to send you off to nature!
Take a Forest Bathing Walk
3 questions