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Sun, 12 May


Macclesfield Forest, Macclesfield SK11 0AR, UK

My Heart is the Forest - Family Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing session at Macclesfield Forest for children and their grown ups. Suitable for ages 6 - 12

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My Heart is the Forest - Family Forest Bathing
My Heart is the Forest - Family Forest Bathing

Time & Location

12 May 2024, 10:00 – 12:30

Macclesfield Forest, Macclesfield SK11 0AR, UK

About the event

Celebrate the start of Spring with a playful and heartfelt workshop at Macclesfield Forest.

You will be guided mindfully through the forest, noticing all of your senses and taking part in nature connection activities, games and mindfulness. Each activity is an invitation to explore your surroundings curiously and to rest and connect with the forest, feeling fully in the present moment...moving or still.

What is Forest Bathing?

Forest Bathing is an ancient wellness practice originating in Japan in the 1980's. The Japanese use the name 'Shinrin - Yoku', which literally means to bathe among the swimming costumes are needed though!

Benefits of Forest Bathing

- Studies show that tree essential oils (phytoncides) boost your immune system,  improve anxiety, improve sleep and emotions.

- Nature connection can help slow down your thoughts and mindfully focus on things that give you joy and pleasure.

- Playing and learning in nature supports self-compassion & self-acceptance 

Who will be guiding me?

Jess is a qualified Forest Bathing Guide and Creative Wellbeing Practitioner for Children & Families. She has a natural affinity with the natural world and this embodies the work that she does with people of all ages. Her practice is heart-led & nurturing, focusing on encouraging others to notice the wonder of nature using Mindfulness and expressive art based activities.

She encourages an innocent & child-like approach to viewing nature, creating a safe space for others to find solace and insight from their experiences.

Jess partners with cultural organisations such as The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Museum, National Trust and The RHS as well as schools & private groups in Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Derbyshire.

Sunday May 12th


Ages 6-12 & their grown ups 

£17 per person 

Please get in touch with any questions - more details will be sent to you once you have made your booking.



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