Volume 1, Article 2

Book review: Shinrin-Yoku: The Art and Science of Forest Bathing
Maggie Palmer

Citation: Palmer, M. (2021). Book review: Shinrin-Yoku: The Art and Science of Forest Bathing. Journal of Ecopsychology, 1, 2,1-3. https://joe.nationalwellbeingservice.com/volumes/volume-1-2021/volume-1-article-2

Processing dates: Submitted: 24 March 2021; Accepted: 25 March 2021; Published: 28 August 2021

Volume 1, Article 2


During the past year (2020/2021) the covid-19 pandemic has encouraged many of us to recognise the importance of outdoor exercise and its contribution to both our physical and mental wellbeing, especially when so many countries have experienced periods of lockdown. Certainly, in the UK there was an observable increase in people exercising outdoors and enjoying green spaces, whether in their local park or in the countryside. So being invited to review a book on forest bathing which expounds the benefits of spending time in green space on both our physical and mental wellbeing seemed well-timed.

Maggie Palmer works at the Centre for Stress Management and International Centre for Ecopsychology. She was Deputy Editor of the Health Education Journal with a particular interest in health and wellbeing. She has been a teacher/trainer.