Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

 

~ Albert einstein

Explore our Nature Connected Wellness Programs

NATURE & FOREST THERAPY

“Forest bathing is a sensory immersion in green light and birdsong that leaves the bather renewed and clean.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer, Author of Braiding Sweetgrass

WORKPLACE MINDFULNESS

“Breathe in and think, I am solid; Breathe out and think, I am free.”– Hannah Fries, New Hampshire author and poet

FOREST THERAPY TRAIL CONSULTANT

“And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir

Meet Christine Tappan, MSW, CAGS, CWMF

Christine is the founder and lead guide for BirchWalking, a social impact organization that “brings beings together in nature and creates safe spaces to deepen connections that promote resiliency and capacity for all to thrive and live well”.

Christine Tappan hugging tree

“I would recommend this experience to anyone who enjoys being in nature and wants to further their connection to it. I would also think anyone who enjoys and participates in meditation, regularly or once in awhile, would gain something from this experience. I believe forest bathing may be most effective in combination with other therapies, but it is certainly a worthy inclusion into different treatment plans and/or forms of treatment for mental and physical wellbeing.”

Youth Homelessness Program Coordinator, Individual with Lived Experience, 35 years old

“I just felt so relaxed, unwound, and at peace by the end of our walk with Christine. I was pretty stressed out before I got here for the walk today, and had no idea what to expect, but I just trusted Christine and did the invitations in the way that was best for me. I’d like to go forest bathing again – and would invite friends who I know could use an opportunity to de stress.”

High school student, readying to return to in person school after a year of virtual learning due to COVID, 16 years old.

“The experience of forest bathing in woods I’d often walked or hiked in before was completely different. Through Christine’s invitations, I slowed down… and saw, listened to, and felt the forest and animals in ways I never had before. My parasympathetic system calmed, and I felt more peaceful and relaxed then I have in a long time. The feeling lasted for many days. I would definitely like to bring this experience to my clients and colleagues. We all need this kind of support”

Mental Health Counselor, 48 years old

Get In Touch

Contact Christine to discuss your individual, family, team, group, or organizational needs and codesign a nature connected wellness experience oriented towards building resiliency and capacity for all humans and beings to live well and thrive together.

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Birch forest photo courtesy of Kelsey Converse Photography