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Mini Forest Therapy - Mindfulness in the City Botanic Gardens

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Weeping Fig Avenue

Weeping Fig Avenue

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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Slow down and be mindfully immersed in nature in this short and sweet Mini Forest Therapy session.

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Each week, Well-Natured Wandering is providing a guided mindfulness mediation and walk through the City Botanic Gardens. Come along to experience the benefits of cultivating calmness in your mind and refreshing your spirit in Brisbane's green oasis.

Bustling city life can cause stress and attention fatigue, among other ailments, which can be soothed with time in nature. We know you're busy, so we've condensed the key elements from the traditional Japanese Healthcare Practice of Forest Therapy into a 1 hour session. Your Guide will provide you with the invitations to deepen your awareness of the natural elements around you and within you. The mindfulness activities are suited to people of all levels of meditation experience and open the door to the therapeutic effects of nature more fully. Come and try this mini Forest Therapy walk, and if you decide you want a longer walk to explore this quiet and restorative space, check out our longer weekend walks.

Where? City Botanical Gardens, meeting in the Weeping Fig Avenue at the end closest to the public toilets (https://goo.gl/maps/SgPB1cF813LZQvnXA)

When? Saturdays 12:30-1:30pm

Bookings are essential. Bookings close 24 hours before the walk

Your journey has been tailored to the trail and modified to manage any potential hazards, including having a COVID Safe Plan in place. If you are feeling ill, do not attend this walk.

Brought to you by Well-Natured Wandering, Brisbane's Forest Therapy Guide

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Background Info

Forest therapy is an evidence-based, research-supported Public health practice that originates from Japan where it is known as Shinrin-yoku (translating to 'immersion in the forest atmosphere' or 'forest bathing'). There are many important mental and physical benefits awaiting you, such as

  • reduced blood pressure (systolic and diastolic)
  • lowered pulse rate
  • reduced stress hormone (cortisol) level
  • reduced anxiety
  • surge in the activity of cancer- and tumor-fighting blood cells (‘natural killer’ cells)
  • active exposure to anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-viral substances emitted by trees and plants (phytoncides)
  • increased happiness and positive mood
  • enhanced energy level
  • better concentration

It came about as an intervention for the intense stress levels experienced by the working population. Nowadays, doctors in Japan can provide green prescriptions to stressed out patients because they know nature's important capacity to recuperate our mental and physical health. With so many beautiful natural spaces around Australia, it only makes sense that we make the most of them to boost public health and wellbeing.

More info from the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance here

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Weeping Fig Avenue

Weeping Fig Avenue

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Australia

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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