All of Natural Leadership’s programs are based on a Nature connection practice of which there are two versions:

Both versions of the practice are designed to immerse our senses in Nature because that is the way we can fully benefit from all its scientifically demonstrated benefits.

It is a practice accessible to all because it neither requires a minimum fitness level nor concentration such as in meditation. It flows naturally and effortlessly.

Also, it can be done in any type of natural environment, including urban parks, with the same benefits.

Forest Bathing walks and Guided multisensorial Nature immersionsTM go beyond just being active outdoors. It involves a degree of mindfulness, and a desire to connect with nature on a deeper level. They are a state of mind that doesn’t necessarily require physical activity, just to ‘be in the moment’ in nature, without external distractions such as emails and texts and provides a respite from the pressures of daily life.

In summary, the elements of the Natural Leadership practice are:

Conditions

  • Guide gathers group in an urban park, forest or any type of natural environment
  • Slowing down (to feel more)
  • No cognitive stimulation (to be in our senses)
  • No minimum fitness level required (not about exercice nor concentration)

The role of the guide is crucial

  • Just “being” in nature does not ensure the same benefits as “immersion” does
  • Proposes invitations, simple games to immerse senses in nature while creating deep play and engagement in the group.
  • Way of the Council: component of authentic sharing for community building to help people reconnect not to nature but to others.

A Forest Bathing walk or Guided multisensorial Nature immersions lasts 1.5 to 4.5 hours. It is a succession of invitations and circle councils, and ends with a tea ceremony to integrate and back the benefits into our day to day lives.

  • Guide can tap from repertoire of hundreds of invitations can be proposed, depending on nature conditions, group and other factors. Some invitations are solo, some are in pairs or trios.

Forest Bathing walks focus on immersing our 5 core senses in Nature and ultimately restoring our wellbeing.

Guided multisensorial Nature immersionsTM expands sensorial immersion to other senses such as intuition, body radar and mirror neurons. Awakening and/or immersing these senses builds on the power of alpha waves and enhances our executive performance and leadership skills.

The practice also integrates elements from nature-rooted practices such as animal tracking and friluftsliv, in addition to Forest bathing.

Forest Bathing walks focus on immersing our 5 core senses in Nature and ultimately restoring our wellbeing.

Guided multisensorial Nature immersionsTM expands sensorial immersion to other senses such as intuition, body radar and mirror neurons. Awakening and/or immersing these senses builds on the power of alpha waves and enhances our executive performance and leadership skills.

The practice also integrates elements from nature connection practices such as forest therapy, mindful breathing, zhineng qigong,  animal tracking and friluftsliv.