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Notes on forest bathing (July 2021)

Guardian article on forest bathing

I went to a session one Sunday, in some woods near Reading.

There were a few interesting things about it:


I did quite a lot of drawing:



The following images are of some of the objects I picked up = leaf, stone, beech mask. The stone was very shiny.



Towards the end of the session, we were instructed to find a tree and observe it, touch it, sit beneath it, look up at it's crown.


Something I noticed about my drawing was that I drew the same thing twice a couple of times, which is unusual for me. Also, the new persepctive afforded by sitting under the tree and looking up was very eye-opening for me.



I also took time to look at the roots, which I've never really observed or drawn before.