Spending time in nature has been found to promote health. Forest Mind is an innovation system of mental skills exercises designed to utilize and intensify the natural healing effects of forests. This method uses the latest, most widely accepted trends in psychology, therapy, and coaching, including mindfulness and life coaching, in a natural setting or with natural imagery.
It has been scientifically proven that 10 minutes spent in the forest lead to a drop in blood pressure, 20 minutes – improvement in mood, 60 minutes – sharpening of attention, 2 hours – recovery of the immune system, 5 hours a month – an increase in positive emotions.
Forest Mind exercises deepen the healing effects of the forest, nature on our health and life satisfaction, well-being. Even a 3-minute exercise that you do in one day will make the day even more beautiful. Nature helps us to focus better on exercise, it does part of the work for us without us having to develop any effort.
The forest mind is about calming, exhaling, inhaling, settling thoughts, training for presence, perception not only of the mind, but also of feelings, of the body.
The method has been created in the course of 10 years thanks to a beautiful wise Finnish woman named Sirpa Arvonen. It is based on the latest research. Based on the knowledge of positive psychology and mindfulness training, using the principles of coaching. It is simple, accessible to everyone. And better than just talking about it, it’s definitely better trying it yourself.
HOW THE COURSES WORK
WHERE: the programes – tastings, workshops and tailor-made courses are ideally held outdoors. But – we can also do a Forest Mind workshop indoors, and also in a park or garden. The programme consists of physically undemanding, short or a slightly longer exercises (from 3 minutes to 20 minutes), interspersed with walking.
BEFORE THE COURSE:
After registering and paying, you will receive more detailed information on when and where exactly the programe begins.
WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU:
Any clothing in which you feel well and warm (according to the season), shoes suitable for walking in the forest, a backpack with a bottle (or thermos) with something to drink and a snack (depending on the length of the programe), something against the rain (raincoat, umbrella, both), something to sit on.
We can also create tailor-made courses.
You can choose from 10 different topics which can also be combined. We can discuss your needs and agree what is best. There is a choice of programes suitable for groups from 5 to 10 people, for individuals, couples, colleagues, families. If you are interested, please contact me.
WHO WE ARE
We are part of international Forest mind network, more informations about method itself you can find https://metsamieli.fi/Forestmind-fi/. We are one of the first countries (except Finland and Belgium) where this concept is trained and used.
“Since I met Sirpa Arvonen, joyful lady from Finland, she was finishing her first book called
Metsämieli (Forest mind, Lesní mysl), I started to go to forest every day. I always liked to be in
nature but meeting with this Finnish concept of self care gave me strong motivation to be there
everyday and to find ways to fulfill this wish. If there is no forest nearby, parks or garden work as
well. Lesní mysl is great simple way of learning skills for life balance and resilience, so needed
these days! It intensify the natural healing effects of forests.”
We are based at Dusíkova 5/824, 638 00 Brno – Lesná (in Maják centre near the forest, beyond the Billa supermarket and Orion high rise flats)
Martina Holcová – FOREST MIND INSTRUCTOR
+420 608 854 173