Books you may enjoy!
Following is an assortment of books on the topic of forest bathing, nature art and the healthy benefits of spending time in nature.
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Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature
Learn the history and background of forest bathing as well as detailed instructions for the practice and tips for enjoying it in all seasons and by all ages. Discusses activities that are enhanced by forest bathing such as mindfulness, writing, art, exercise. The author is a certified forest therapy guide.
This brings together the deep connection we have with our dogs and nature by incorporating our dogs’ natural ways with the practice of forest bathing. It’s also a story about your relationships with your dog, the forests you walk in, and the land you live on. Nadine Mazzola is certified by and a trainer with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides .
While spending time in nature, allow time to gather natural materials and be creative with them. It can further deepen the connection with the natural world. It. is an opportunity to use hearts, minds and hands to express feelings and honor sense of place at a special moment in time. Brenda is a certified forest therapy guide.
Published in 2017, but still very much a leading publication. It looks at worldwide studies on the effects of spending time in nature. Williams investigates the science where mood, health, creativity and environment meet to uncover the power nature has to produce positive effects on the brain and our health.
First published in 2005, expanded in 2008, this book woke up the world to the fact that lack of time in nature has detrimental effects on children. It highlights research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. It offers practical and simple solutions.