Until we can celebrate TD Tree Days together in-person again, we encourage you to explore the outdoors with imagination and care. Try the introduction to forest therapy to connect with nature in new ways and explore the Fall in love with nature activity guide which features fun activities, courtesy of organizations supported by the TD Ready Commitment.
The Fall in Love with Nature activity guide† (4 mb) can help you and your family explore the outdoors by connecting with Nature through suggested fun activities and introducing you to forest therapy. These fun activities are set out below and are courtesy of community organizations supported by the TD Ready Commitment:
Carolynne Crawley, certified Forest Therapy Guide, has prepared a podcast and video for you to learn about, and experience, forest therapy. As she explains in her podcast and video, this activity helps us slow down, quiet our busy minds, tune in to our senses and connect with nature. The practice is inspired by shinrin-yoku, which translates as “bathing in the forest atmosphere” or "forest bathing," part of a national program to reduce stress in Japan in the early 1980s. Connecting with nature is also an ancient and modern practice used by Indigenous peoples to cultivate a deep relationship with the land. Today, forest therapy helps people all over the world experience the outdoors in a new way.
Explore forest therapy with Carolynne in the following ways. Whichever way you choose to participate, ensure that you are standing or sitting safely, and that you are aware of your surroundings.
†By clicking on any one or more or all of these links you are accessing a third-party video, podcast and/or their transcriptions prepared by the third-party who is solely responsible for their contents. The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are not responsible for and do not guarantee any results from the video, podcast and/or their transcriptions.