It is possible in the city
Studies have shown that the more trees you have growing along a street, the lower the prescription rate of antidepressants. Having an average of only 10 more trees in a city block improved how some people rated their health by a level comparable to an annual income increase of $10,000.
But finding a forest in the middle of an expanding city can be difficult. In Sydney, Centennial Parklands has introduced a Forest Bathing to help Sydneysiders maintain their health and wellbeing and provide meaningful connective experiences with nature in the heart of the city.
Forest Bathing at Centennial Park
Our expert guide Louise Kiddell is one of the first certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guides in Australia. Louise guides participants through activities inspired by Shinrin-yoku, including sensory awareness walks, guided meditation and bush tea ceremonies.
If you want to bring your family along to learn more about the healing effects of nature, try our WILD PLAY programs, which are specially designed by our nature-play experts for carers and their children.
Find out more about Forest Bathing and book a session here.