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The Role of Nature in Health and Wellbeing Series – Final in-person event for 2023

A group of participants in the Nature Connection Series sitting on camp chairs in a circle in an area of forest on one of the trips. They are surrounded by trees and are all facing each other in the circle.
Entry Fee: Free
Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park
Dublin, Dublin 8 Ireland
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October 19
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Peter O’Toole

*You can only RSVP for 5 attendees, please contact the organiser for more information

The Role of Nature in Health and Wellbeing Series – Final in-person event for 2023

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Event: Forest Bathing Walk.
Date and time: Thursday 19th October, 12 noon to 3pm
Location: Phoenix Park, Dublin (specific location to be confirmed)
Participants: 16 maximum
Cost: Free of Charge
Event Facilitator: Sarah Hourigan, Nature Therapy Ireland
Note: Participants are welcome to bring along a family member/friend as a guide. NCBI will have a small number of volunteer guides attending on the day.
Transport: Heuston Sation as central collection point for those requiring additional assistance to get to the event.
Contact: Peter O’Toole at or 086 4408191

In person Event details:

If you’ve ever moved slowly through a forest, listened to the wind in the trees or felt the warmth of the sunshine on your face, you’ve already practiced forest bathing in your own way.

If you are looking to deepen this experience that is where Sarah Hourigan of Nature Therapy Ireland comes in. Sarah will guide you on a gentle walks using a series of invitations that will awaken your senses to focus on the natural environment around you. A forest bathing walk aims to help you develop an enhanced sense of appreciation for nature and to re-balance your body and mind.

Originating in Japan as ‘shinrin yoku’ in the 80s, forest bathing is an accepted part of Japanese preventative health care. Since then it has been practiced worldwide and researchers continue to investigate its many positive outcomes. They conclude that the real and long-term benefits include, among other things, improved sleep, reduced stress, increased immunity, lower blood pressure and accelerated recovery from illness or trauma.

We hope you will leave this walk ready to continue through the season of winter with a renewed sense of community, a strong understanding of how you personally connect with nature and with valuable tools to use for your wellbeing.

Walk Structure:

• Welcome & intro.
• Make our way into nature.
• Opening circle.
• Information about the benefits of nature for wellbeing.
• Forest bathing and summer based invitations.
• Closing circle & group photo.
• Invitation for you to continue the work after event.


• All materials and resources required for event.
• Refreshments.
• Full itineraries & checklists emailed to you in advance of events.
• Full public liability insurance cover.