This is the Library of the ANFT and provides sources of both scientific and media information on Forest Therapy, Nature Immersion, the psychological & physiological benefits of nature and its effect on well-being. Plenty of evidential reading.
A state-of-the-art review of empirical research conducted on the physiological and psychological effects of Shinrin-Yoku (or Forest Bathing) (Click icon)
More medical empirical research on Forest Bathing (Click icon)
The benefits of coaching in a natural environment or Nature Coaching.
The benefits of coaching and the Evidence-based Research on the Effectiveness of Coaching
The Powerful benefits of mentoring
Nature based coaching and leadership immersions
An exercise in personal and profound reflection
This is a paper I wrote for my Masters. We were required to submit a reflective writing piece on our careers in addition to writing a letter to ourselves dated 10 years from now. Whilst it has an...
How Trees talk to each other
HOW TREES TALK TO EACH OTHER TED Talk by Suzanne Simard "A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an...
Coaching and Mentoring with IKIGAI
In Japan, Ikigai is a popular concept that makes millions of people want to get out of bed in the morning. It translates simply as the ‘reason for being’. The term ikigai is composed of two Japanese...
How is your ‘OKness’?
Richard Erskine, a clinical psychologist, and author described OKness as: “The belief and associated feeling of comfort that no matter what happens to me, no matter how bad the situation, I will...
My ARK Garden
My ARK Garden I am lucky enough to have an acre of garden and an acre field attached. Last year I left about a quarter of my garden to become more natural. I stopped cutting it back & I stopped...
What to expect on a Nature and Forest Therapy walk
How strenuous is Nature and Forest Therapy? The first thing to say is that it is not a hike. It is a slow meditative, mindful walk in nature designed to open up your senses to the natural...