The Wild Mind Project regularly reviews its Covid-19 Protocols.
Please ensure you comply with current government advice. We require you to please present a signed Sworn COVID-19 Statement at the start of the session. If this form is not completed then, regretfully, you will not be able to take part for safety of the guide and other participants. Please respect the guide and other participants before, during and after the event by keeping appropriate social distancing measures. During the session the guides will remind you to maintain safe distances at all times.
Our guides will not be wearing masks during the session and we do not require participants to wear masks either, as long as safe distancing is maintained (this is compliant with current government guidelines on people meeting in an outdoor space). This will allow you to receive the full therapeutic benefit of being in the woodland atmosphere.
We recommend you bring hand sanitiser with you although our guides will have some available should you forget.
Medical conditions / medications / pregnancy
We advise those who are in the 1st trimester to abstain from our events.
If you have any medical conditions, are on a prescribed medication, or have any concerns, please see your GP and inform him/her about attending. If you currently experience serious health issues, please inform us so that we can look after you properly.
Forest Bathing involves breathing deeply, walking slowly through a wooded area, standing and sitting/lying.
Potential physical risks of doing Forest Bathing are associated with the walking and breathing exercises, and certain natural hazards (e.g. roots, branches).
Forest bathing can be an emotional activity; you may find that certain emotions surface during the exercises. This is a normal reaction and happens when our bodies relax and release tension.
clothing and equipment
Please wear long trousers, tops with sleeves and walking boots or similar with good grip and ankle support. Ideally boots should be waterproof for your own comfort. Your body temperature can significantly reduce (even in summer) as we move slowly and stop regularly so please bring extra layers of clothing and a coat. Please also bring water and sun protection if required, and any food or medications you might need. There will be a guided meditation so please bring a waterproof picnic blanket, ground sheet or even a large bin bag will do, or a foldable chair if being on the ground will not be suitable for you.
Our guides reserve the right to refuse participation in the session if you are not wearing appropriate clothing. This is for your own safety.
We run Forest Fusion sessions in all weathers with the exception of high winds or extreme cold. There are additional benefits of doing a session in wet weather (all will be revealed by your guide) and often the tree canopy protects participants from inclement weather. However, if the session is cancelled, we aim to give you as much advance notice as possible and will rebook the session on an alternative day.
Please, note that we only refund events if cancelled no later than 72 hours (3 days) prior to the start of the event, when a full refund less the Eventbrite booking fee if applicable. No refunds will be issued in the case of non-attendance. If we have to cancel the event for any reason you will be offered an alternative date or, if a suitable date cannot be arranged, a full refund.
Smile, breathe, and go slowly
Thich Nhat Hanh