Nature and Forest Therapy Guides

Debra L Wilbur

Certified Guide Since

Forest bathing, or shinrin yoku, is the practice of relating with nature via specific invitations that engage your senses directly with natural elements and experiences. This practice helps to deepen one's embodiment and strengthen and build tools one can use to better cope with stress, realign priorities and engage with one's body, mind and purpose. The experience begins with a guided meditation where we still ourselves and find our place in nature. Then we embark on a series of invitations where one engages with various elements present on that day. At the end of the practice, we gather for snacks and an infusion made from the plants around us. There will be a channeled parting gift at the end for you to take with you to reflect back on this day.

I am a certified guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. I am also a Reiki Master and use that craft to further infuse my walks with healing energy. I am a graduate of UCLA's horticulture program, with a focus on California natives. My family lineage includes a deep relationship to and understanding of plants and forested areas and healing. After many years spent in the high pressure worlds of fashion, visual arts and film and television production, i have at last returned to my love(s) of origin: nature, animals, healing and guiding. I can't wait to meet you!