20 episodes

A diverse waffling of a search for serenity, sobriety and sanity through Nature and Forest Therapy ..... and with the mind of a fly...anything else in between...

Forest Therapy Highland Quietlife highlandquietlife

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

A diverse waffling of a search for serenity, sobriety and sanity through Nature and Forest Therapy ..... and with the mind of a fly...anything else in between...

    Forest Bathing - S2#11 - Treespeed and reciprocity

    Forest Bathing - S2#11 - Treespeed and reciprocity

    Do you ever have that overwhelming urge to stop and appreciate the wonder of the place you live or location you are in? Sometimes it’s too easy to forget and be busy rushing from A to B; we all need that reminder to just stop and see and breathe for a moment. During this shorter episode, Cath holes up in the greenhouse before a visit from the Tawny Owls as the sunsets behind the trees and we chat all about remembering to say thank you and appreciate nature around us.


    More About Highland Quietlife


    Nature heals...sitting, sharing space with nature, admiring beauty or simply playing amongst it...nature is awesome. Welcome to the world of ‘Forest Bathing’.


    Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku is the practise of immersing yourself in nature; ‘bathing’ in the awesome goodness that trees release into the atmosphere; reaping the benefits from magic little things called ‘phytoncides’ and receiving mental calmness from the fractal patterns, vibrant shades of green and calming blues around us – what better place to do this than the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland.


    Find me at https://www.highlandquietlife.co.uk/

    • 22 min
    Forest Bathing - S2#10 - Treespeed at sunrise and under a full moon

    Forest Bathing - S2#10 - Treespeed at sunrise and under a full moon

    This podcast recording was an experience for many reasons; Cath sits with the sunrise in the Cairngorms, Scotland and Moose sits by a campfire and under a full moon on Vancouver Island, Canada.


    A sunrise gives us the chance to wake up with the day and everything around us; a time of quiet reflection; story telling with friends; meeting new friends and in some cases being invaded by a couple of polite Clydesdale Horses!


    Anyway, tune in, enjoy and next time you get the chance, get up for the sunrise and welcome the day.


    More About Highland Quietlife


    Nature heals...sitting, sharing space with nature, admiring beauty or simply playing amongst it...nature is awesome. Welcome to the world of ‘Forest Bathing’.


    You can book onto a guided sunrise or full moon session this year here https://www.highlandquietlife.co.uk/calendar


    Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku is the practice of immersing yourself in nature; ‘bathing’ in the awesome goodness that trees release into the atmosphere; reaping the benefits from magic little things called ‘phytoncides’ and receiving mental calmness from the fractal patterns, vibrant shades of green and calming blues around us – what better place to do this than the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland.


    Find me at https://www.highlandquietlife.co.uk/

    • 44 min
    Forest Bathing - S2#9 - Treespeed with your dog!

    Forest Bathing - S2#9 - Treespeed with your dog!

    One of my first words was 'dog' and it was certainly one of my most used words (probably is now truth be told). I think there has always been at least one dog in my life since I was 8 years old, the first being a little Westie called Pip who was the dog I had always asked for. Currently, there are three in our family home, all rescue Greyhounds; Newt, Edie and Clover and we foster for an awesome rescue called GAGAH (Give a Greyhound a Home).


    Nadine Mazzola has written a wonderful and award winning booking called 'Forest Bathing with your dog' and so we started to explore just how different it is if you let your dog be your forest guide! Moose and I both have sighthound / lurchery type hounds and so life can be excitable at the best of times. Moose heads out with Leia and I have newly adopted Clover as my guide...... it is very similar to Forest Bathing with children.......


    More About Highland Quietlife


    Nature heals...sitting, sharing space with nature, admiring beauty or simply playing amongst it...nature is awesome. Welcome to the world of ‘Forest Bathing’.


    Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku is the practice of immersing yourself in nature; ‘bathing’ in the awesome goodness that trees release into the atmosphere; reaping the benefits from magic little things called ‘phytoncides’ and receiving mental calmness from the fractal patterns, vibrant shades of green and calming blues around us – what better place to do this than the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland.


    Find me at https://www.highlandquietlife.co.uk/

    • 33 min
    Forest Bathing - S2#08 - Treespeed and the reliability of nature

    Forest Bathing - S2#08 - Treespeed and the reliability of nature

    "Being told by the universe and humanity to stay put is an opportunity to explore our surroundings...….it's OK to just go and sit for 10 minutes and just listen to what's around you." - said by two wise Nature and Forest Therapy guides!


    It's true though eh! It's only this past year I've learnt and permitted myself to just sit and take time out, even if only for 15 minutes. Yes, if people compliment me on this skill, I leap to the defense to justify why I have sat for a period of time and done nothing... sound familiar huh?!


    More About Highland Quietlife


    Nature heals...sitting, sharing space with nature, admiring beauty or simply playing amongst it...nature is awesome. Welcome to the world of ‘Forest Bathing’.


    Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku is the practise of immersing yourself in nature; ‘bathing’ in the awesome goodness that trees release into the atmosphere; reaping the benefits from magic little things called ‘phytoncides’ and receiving mental calmness from the fractal patterns, vibrant shades of green and calming blues around us – what better place to do this than the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland.


    Find me at https://www.highlandquietlife.co.uk/

    • 36 min
    Forest Bathing - S2#07 - Treespeed and remote guiding

    Forest Bathing - S2#07 - Treespeed and remote guiding

    I like to look for the good things and positive outcomes in life, but... it's been a funny old 12 months huh? I'm not going to say the C word or the P word (you can go figure those out yourself), but I am going to acknowledge that sometimes it's been hard to find the positive! However, remotely guided Forest Bathing sessions - who knew these could be a thing!?


    I resisted guiding remotely for a while but eventually gave it a go and could see the power that still emitted from the forest and surrounding nature and could hear and witness the effects participants experienced.


    Here, we chat with Pete about how he found the remote session he attended compared with in person sessions. What we did discover is he needs supervision else he gets lost in the woods.....


    More About Highland Quietlife


    Nature heals...sitting, sharing space with nature, admiring beauty or simply playing amongst it...nature is awesome. Welcome to the world of ‘Forest Bathing’.


    Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku is the practise of immersing yourself in nature; ‘bathing’ in the awesome goodness that trees release into the atmosphere; reaping the benefits from magic little things called ‘phytoncides’ and receiving mental calmness from the fractal patterns, vibrant shades of green and calming blues around us – what better place to do this than the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland.


    Find me at https://www.highlandquietlife.co.uk/


     

    • 40 min
    Forest Bathing - S2#06 - Treespeed and our threshold to nature

    Forest Bathing - S2#06 - Treespeed and our threshold to nature

    Are you as weary of staring at video calls as we are? It would seem we certainly both reached our limit on the same day and headed into nature to reconnect and switch off, forming, without realising it, a threshold into the 'more than human world'...... however our ways were quite different! We also touch on how you can find that connect with nature if you are an urban dweller and the joys of forest bathing with your dog!


     


    More About Highland Quietlife


    Nature heals...sitting, sharing space with nature, admiring beauty or simply playing amongst it...nature is awesome. Welcome to the world of ‘Forest Bathing’.


    Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku is the practise of immersing yourself in nature; ‘bathing’ in the awesome goodness that trees release into the atmosphere; reaping the benefits from magic little things called ‘phytoncides’ and receiving mental calmness from the fractal patterns, vibrant shades of green and calming blues around us – what better place to do this than the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland.


    Find me at https://www.highlandquietlife.co.uk/

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Paulo30 ,

Oasis of calm in a very changed world

So my expectations to this podcast where over simplified and I’m happy to say misguided. I love listening to Cath and Moose explain the benefits and practice of Forrest therapy and it has fast become my lockdown companion.

We all live far too fast and really don’t appreciate the small idiosyncratic ways of nature, especially the intricate mechanisms of a Forrest. Above all that though, it’s increasingly difficult just to stay present sat at home or during your daily commute. It’s great to hear how Forrest therapy has, and can help with focus and ultimately happiness.

The Forrest (any Forrest) is not only a powerful link to our past but should also be where we can draw strength for the future. I have missed my time in the woodlands of Wales massively over lockdown and listening has helped me greatly.
I guess in these crazy times we need to focus our minds a little more and embrace living at “tree speed” occasionally.

chilif ,

Forest therapy explained

Great podcast about the benefits of forest therapy and love hearing the journey these two people are on to become forest therapy guide.

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