Turn of the seasons - Winter
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.
The Winter months are about preservation of energy and resources and learning to use them wisely. It is a time of rest and introspection, a time to welcome trust and patience. But stillness doesn’t mean uselessness.
In the frosty morning, 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.