We are delighted to be bringing Nature Based Therapy to the centre June 2022. The land where the centre stands was purchased with the intention that the natural space would help enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of those who would visit. In 2019 we discovered the Japanese practise of Shinrin Yoku, which translates to Forest Bathing, a practise of bathing your senses in a natural setting that brings about relaxation and stress relief. This practise has been scientifically studied to show that it can have positive effects on both the body and mind.
We are in constant awe at the beauty that surrounds us in the woods of the cancer centre. We thought we would share with you some of the wild flora that captivates us every year.
The Japanese practise of Shinrin Yoku, or 'Forest Bathing' as it translates to, is a practise that aims to draw your attention to your senses, allowing your focus to centre on the natural world that surrounds you. This practise benefits the mind as well as the body promoting health and well being. Some studies have shown that even looking at pictures of nature can be a stress relief and create a relaxed state.
So next time you are out and about, let your senses guide you and you may be surprised at what you will notice.