Wellbeing in Nature – November Session

Saturday 19th November 2022 11:00 - 13:00

Relax and recharge among nature during this autumn, on this guided wellbeing in nature session

Join us on a guided natural wellbeing walk – a chance to unwind and calm our minds as we connect to nature.

During this gentle walk, you’ll have the chance to experience how nature can support our mental health and wellbeing. As part of the session, you will be guided to mindfully connect to nature and explore what the season has to offer.

The walk is based on the principles of forest bathing, which is the practice of slowing down and immersing ourselves in the atmosphere of the woods.

This has many proven benefits for our mental health and wellbeing – helping us to reduce stress, improving our energy levels and even boosting our immune system.

Set in 42 acres of historic parkland, Houghton Hall Park is a beautiful area with woodland, meadows and formal gardens to explore. It is situated in the town of Houghton Regis and its facilities include a carpark, toilets and a cafe.

Your guide, Nicola, is a trained forest therapy and natural mindfulness guide. She has a background in ecology and helping people to connect with nature.

What to bring

Please bring clothing and footwear suitable for the weather, including an extra layer – in case you start to feel cold while moving slowly or sitting – plus a bottle of water.

You will be invited to sit during the session, so please bring along something lightweight to sit on, such as a mat or blanket.

Further information

Please leave your pets at home. The sessions are for people aged 18 and over.

In the event of extreme adverse weather – including heavy rain, high winds or storms – the session will be postponed.

On booking, please supply a mobile phone number and email address. This is so that we can email you prior to the event with more details, and contact you in case we need to postpone the event.

Please let us know in advance of the walk if you have any accessibility needs or anything else we need to be aware of, by emailing nicola.scholfield@bedsrcc.org.uk

This event is being funded by Central Bedfordshire Council.