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Forest Immersion at Fairy Glen

Forest Immersion at Fairy Glen


This is a special forest bathing immersion to celebrate nature and the last day of the Celtic festival of Samhain, end of the harvest.

Forest-bathing is an an evidence-based wellness practice which originated in Japan in the 1980’s. Meditation Coach and Forest Therapy Practitioner, Ann Ward from Xhale will offer you a number of creative invitations to help you to slow down, disconnect from the ‘techno-stress’ of life and support your reconnection with nature through your senses. The forest environment supports stress management in the following ways: 2 hours in the forest will help boost your immune system for up to 10 days; stabilises blood pressure and heart rate; lowers the production of stress hormones; relaxes muscles and the nervous system; boosts mood, energy levels and promotes creativity and sleep. Our experience will include a tea ceremony with warm foraged elderberry cordial which is full of vitamin C.

We will meet at 9 am at the gates of the Fairy Glen, beside the river.

What to bring: Please wear warm, comfortable clothing with a few extra layers as we will be sitting and standing still, waterproofs, walking boots, hat and gloves. Also bring a small rucksack, pencil/pen and notepad and a hot drink.

Please be assured that this will be a small group immersion where strict Covid 19 guidelines will be followed to ensure your comfort and safety.


Event Details

Forest Immersion at Fairy Glen takes place on November 1, 2020.
It starts at 9:00am and ends at 11:30am.

Event Location

Fairy Glen
Bridge Street
BT34 3BG
Lottery Funded
NIEA DoE N&M DC Biodiversity

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