Forest Bathing Programme

What is Forest Bathing?

Forest bathing (or Shinrin-Yoku in Japanese) was developed in Japan in 1982 as part of a national health programme designed to reduce population stress levels and deaths that had resulted from a culture of over-work.

Forest bathing is a mindful, multisensory experience in nature that supports participants to relieve stress by slowing down in nature. Participants are invited to deepen their connection with nature through immersive activities within the forest atmosphere and in local natural green spaces.

What are the benefits of Forest Bathing?

Physical Health

Mental Health

Ecological Health

Spiritual Health

Social Wellbeing

Forest Bathing Craigavon is available through The Chrysalis Women’s Centre, Drumcree Community Trust, South Shore Health and Wellbeing Project, Community Intercultural Programme, ABC Council outdoor activity centre and the Health Trainer team. Taster sessions and 6-12 week programmes are available. 

We welcome enquiries about local programmes and the booking of Health Trainers for programme delivery – contact us to find out more.

Participant Feedback

“If you want to connect with nature, relax and spend time to either reconnect with your thoughts or ignore them, then do this!”

“Thankyou for the opportunity to attend this morning’s session of forest bathing & Chi me, what a fabulous event, soo enjoyed.”

“Welcome initiative which utilised local natural resources to help address the stresses of modern living, led by very personable and committed leaders and should make a positive difference.”

Virtual Forest Bathing

Can’t get to the forest? Soak in the sights and sounds from home.