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Wild Calm

Wild Calm

Finding Mindfulness in Forest Bathing: A Guided Journal

Joan Vorderbruggen

Castle Point Books


Find powerful healing in nature.

Decades of research reveal the physical, emotional, and mental health benefits derived from spending reflective time in nature. If you’re looking for a way to begin with or recommit to natural healing, Wild Calm will help you experience the rejuvenating practice of forest bathing through:

• More than 120 pages of journaling questions and creative exercises to ease you into contemplative time
• Expert insight from a certified forest therapy guide to help you engage more deeply to experience a sense of presence during your time in nature
• Inspiration from breathtaking art and words that point to nature’s wisdom

No matter where you live or how much time you have to give, this journal will guide you to deeper connections with nature—and greater peace of mind!

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Joan Vorderbruggen

JOAN VORDERBRUGGEN came to forest bathing circuitously as an architect specializing in design for healthy environments, and through personal healing and inspirational experiences found in nature. After training through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, Joan received her certification as a forest therapy guide. She created Bircheart Shinrin-yoku ( in Minnesota’s central lakes area where she lives, introducing others to the often profound therapeutic effects that mindful time in nature can provide. Joan gets outside every day, no matter the weather, and hopes that Wild Calm will provide encouragement to find deepened connections with the natural world.

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