Many other countries, including Australia, Canada, USA, China, South Korea, and Germany are embracing this practice. That’s because over 200 research studies have shown Forest Therapy, a series of structured, mindful activities led by a trained guide, has health-promoting benefits. After a Forest Therapy walk, your blood pressure or cortisol level may be lower, or you may sleep better. You may feel calmer, or more energised. Natural chemicals emitted from trees boost your immune system.
Dr Liz Cyarto, a Hobsons Bay resident, wellbeing expert and certified Forest Therapy guide, is offering free walks in WBG (and also Newport Lakes Reserve) for community members 55+. These are possible thanks to Council's Make it Happen Grant program - Healthy Ageing stream (auspiced by Outlets Co-operative Neighbourhood House).
Places are limited, so call Dr Liz on 0481977970 now to secure your spot on the date you want. You can also email your request to email@example.com. Not 55+? You're welcome to join us if we have spots available.