Relieving Stress With Shinrin-yoku

Walking in a leafy area for 90 minutes can keep you from dwelling on negative thoughts. Stanford resarchers

I had a very stressful weekend. So, this morning I took myself to a nature preserve and I did shinrin-yoku, the Japanese stress-reduction practice of forest bathing. 

That’s right…bathing…soaking up the sights, sounds, and smells of the woods or other tree-dense environment. After a two mile walk along a stream and through the trees, I felt calmer and more peaceful.

Affirmation: Nature soothes me.

Coaching questions: Research says that the typical American only spends five percent of his or her time outside. Is this your experience? What would a walk in the woods…a forest bath…do for you? Are you willing to check it out?

Photo by Steve Halama on Unsplash 

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