My name is Jeanie and I am a Certified Associated Nature Forest Therapy guide.
I became so to grow a practise that spoke to my body, my animal nature in a deeply profound way and to deepen my practise as a Sacred Drummer to engage in the matrix web of life, specifically for me, the life of a woodland.
My Forest Bathing practise has an evidenced based framework established by the ANFT for supporting and promoting wellness and the health of ourselves, each other, and the more than human world through guided immersive walks in forests, woodland and other natural environments.
This approach has its roots in the Japanese practise of Shinrin-Yoku eco therapy and the way of the council.
ANFT was founded in a response to global warming and environmental catastrophe. The aim was from the beginning to ignite and reignite love for the more than human world.
Amos Clifford - Founder of ANFT
Forest therapy was inspired by the Japanese in the 1980s, following scientific studies conducted by the government. The practise is called Shinrin Yoku, which translates as Forest Therapy. It means to let nature into your body through the 5 five senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste.