Turn of the seasons - Spring
At the turn of each season, I guide a forest therapy experience in Epping forest, close to Chingford station - only 20 minutes away from Hackney Central.
In Spring, what has been resting or slowly growing in the dark is starting to make its way to the light. The energy stored during Winter can now be used. It is the time to open up, sprout and blossom!
Among the tender greens and new shoots, we will walk at a gentle pace in the forest on an easy and short trail. I will offer you specially crafted activities to help you slow down, ground yourself and engage all your senses. And you will be invited to explore nature in an entirely new way. There will also be moments to share our experience together and time spent in silence. And to end the walk, we'll share a celebratory forest tea.
These walks are like a small journey where time suspends itself. They bring a restorative pause into your life and inform you of your own seasons and transitions, allowing your body and mind to harmonise with the different qualities and energies of each season. The experience also fosters connection between people and deepens our relationship with the rest of nature.
After the walks, people often report a significant reduction of stress and a sense of peace, a lighter mood, an increased self-awareness and a deeper appreciation of our interconnectedness.