The underlying key to the well-being and performance of any diverse, competent and cohesive 21st Century work environment, is a healthy, balanced team.
A forest bathing team-building experience supports and addresses the well-being of the whole individual; physical, emotional and mental. This balance is fundamental to the function of any healthy working team.
Team-building forest bathing experiences are a meaningful way to foster relationships while promoting healthy communication, creativity, productivity and tools for regulating stress in the supportive environment of nature. The combination of group facilitation and slowing down through individual "invitations" with the forest, create meaningful and valuable experiences which offer relevant tools to bring into daily work life and relationships.
This guided, facilitated experience, offers an opportunity for team-members to slow down and take time to quiet their busy minds. Through the heightened sensory awareness which opens during the facilitated activities, new channels for focus, creativity, imagination, communication and self-awareness begin to flow.
A facilitated experience in the forest offers your team: • Stress Regulation (through cortisol reduction) • Creation of deeper personal bonds • Appreciation for each team member and their unique form of expression • Increased focus, concentration, creative ideas and imagination, fostered by the forest environment • A new sense of connection to the natural world, the team and to self
"Wellness programs are becoming an integral priority for most human resource managers. After all, research shows that a happier workplace is more productive." "The #1 trait leaders look for in incoming employees is creativity, and exposure to natural environments dramatically improves our ability to think expansively and make superior decisions."
"How Tech Workers are turning to the Japanese practice of 'forest bathing" to unplug"
"Before they were to find a “sit spot” in the forest, resisting the urge to check their phones and just pay attention to the nature around them, before they played games under soaring western red cedars like “blindfolded ninja” to sharpen their senses, a group of stressed-out, high-tech workers who spend most of their days inside, tethered to their devices, faced the toughest challenge of the day. Turning those devices off."