The Science Behind the Practice

The medicine of being in the forest is multi-faceted.

Stress Reduction | Immune System | Phytoncides | Creativity | Mood

For decades scientists have been researching the physiological benefits of time spent in nature. The studies linked above are just a small sample of the robust body of research that seems to agree that humans function best with regular access to nature.

For a detailed review of the science that supports Forest Therapy please visit the
Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.


The media seems to be catching on.

UW Daily interviewed me for a story about Forest Bathing:



Rachel Belle featured our work on Kiro 7 News: 

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And an article I wrote for


And an article featuring our Earth Day event at Rockport State Park:

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