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Guided Forest Therapy Walk at Cotter Bend

Canberra Forest Therapy
Canberra Forest Therapy
Canberra Forest Therapy
Canberra Forest Therapy

Overview

Immerse yourself in this slow guided Forest Therapy morning walk beside the Cotter River to experience the beauty and rich biodiversity of this place and deepen connection with the watershed.

Your guide will take you through a series of activities that involve slow walking, tuning into nature using all of your senses, sitting and observing and enjoying feeling connection. Slow down and allow your whole being to enjoy this time, just for you, to connect and return to yourself.

Originating in Japan in the 1980's, Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing or immersion in the forest) was found to be an effective preventative health practice that also connected people more deeply with the beautiful forests. Ongoing research has shown that trees and plants give off volatile oils called phytoncides that have physiological and psychological benefits for us.

The guided Forest Therapy walk will boost your immune system, reduce your stress, regulate pulse and blood pressure and help you feel calm amidst the everyday stresses of modern life.

This two hour guided walk is suitable for adults and children over 16 years.

Dates

6 Feb – 19 Mar 2024
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Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
Cotter BendCotter Bend, off Cotter Rd, 24 km (approx. 25 min. drive) west of Canberra Central, Coree, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
  • Carpark
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet