Forest Bathing International Magazine, Issue 1 - Page 12

M. AMOS CLIFFORD

Your Guide to FOREST BATHING:

Experience the Healing Power of Nature

Simply being present in the natural world—with all

our sense fully alive—can have a remarkably healing

effect. It can also awaken in us our latent but profound

connection with all living things. This is "forest bathing," a practice inspired by the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku. It is a gentle, meditative approach to being with nature and an antidote to our nature-starved lives that can heal our relationship with the more-than-human-world.

In Your Guide to Forest Bathing, you'll discover a path—along with specific activities presented by Amos Clifford, one of the world's most experienced forest bathing experts—that you can use to being a practice of your own. Whether you're in a forest or woodland, public park or just your backyard, this book will be your personal guide as you explore the natural world in a way you may have never thought possible.

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". . . a beautiful and inspiring guide inviting us to seek out the trees and let the healing happen, both for us and for our beleaguered ecosystems. Grab this book and head outside.”  

—Florence Williams, author of  The Nature Fix, Why Nature Makes Us Healthier, Happier and More Creative"

Melanie Choukas-Bradley

& Lieke Van Der Vorst

The Joy of forest bathing:

Reconnect with Wild Places

& RejuvenateYour Life

The Joy of Forest Bathing is an enticing and comprehensive introduction

to forest bathing—or shinrin-yoku in Japan, the meditative practice of connecting with nature and disconnecting from the distractions of daily life.

The Joy of Forest Bathing introduces a variety of activities that can be enhanced with forest bathing elements, such as mindfulness practices, exercise, art and writing, and outdoor celebrations. Learn, too, how surrendering to the mysteries of nature can provide guidance through difficult times.

As you find nourishment in nature, you will instinctively begin to wonder how you can preserve and protect this healing resource. This guide book includes suggestions for tending to your "wild home".

Illustrated throughout with enchanting artwork by Dutch illustrator Lieke van der Vorst and stunning nature photography, The Joy of Forest Bathing is the perfect guide to enhancing your life with wondrous world of nature.

The Joy of Forest Bathing brilliantly melds Melanie Choukas-Bradley’s naturalist detail and her innate and learned observational skills of all that surrounds her. I love that she can’t help but share her fascination with budbreak. I love how she reminds us to engage our senses, and to unplug, unwind, and indulge. Melanie makes the act of forest bathing accessible to us all, regardless of age or ability. Bravo!"

—Robert Zarr, MD, MPH (Founder, Park Rx America)

M. AMOS CLIFFORD

Your Guide to FOREST BATHING

Experience the Healing Power of Nature

“John Muir once said “between every two pine trees

is a doorway leading to a new way of life.” Now Amos Clifford has given us a beautiful and inspiring guide inviting us to seek out the trees and let the healing happen, both for us and for our beleaguered ecosystems. Grab this book and head outside.”  

—Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix

“Mature forests produce an enigma to modern medicine: an airborne biochemical nectar, the essence of the trees. To walk in this sea of chemistry, and take it in through your senses, is called forest bathing. The healing is immediate. For most people, the synergy sweeps the body, mind and soul back into a holistic unit. Even as a child, Amos Clifford carried this wisdom in his heart. Let the wisdom in his book permeate yours.”

—Diana Beresford-Kroeger, author of The Global Forest

"In this book, Amos Clifford invites you to forest bathing. He gives a delightful introduction to the healing power of forests that supports wellness in

a stress-filled society." 

—Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Ph.D., Chiba University, Japan; Forest Medicine researcher, author of Shinrin Yoku:

The Japanese Way of Forest Bathing for Health and Relaxation.