Volume 1, Article 3

Volume 1, Article 3

Book review: Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature
Angie Alderman

Citation: Alderman, A. (2021). Book review: Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature. Journal of Ecopsychology, 1, 3, 1-3. https://joe.nationalwellbeingservice.com/volumes/volume-1-2021/volume-1-article-3

Processing dates: Submitted: 20th August 2021; Accepted: 20th August 2021; Published: 28th August 2021

Volume 1, Article 3


As the title suggests, this book delivers a guided invitation to experience the Japanese inspired practice of Shinrin-Yoku or forest bathing. A word coined in 1982 by Tomohide Akiyama, meaning contact with nature in its most holistic form. Its author, Amos Clifford suggests taking in the forest through a “symphony of sensory and sensual experiences” (p.141).

Angie Alderman is an accredited Integrative Counsellor and Coach and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and accredited by the Associate for Coaching (AC) as an Executive Coach. She is a member of the International Society of Coaching Psychology. Angie is skilled at helping others overcome unhelpful thinking that may be blocking their progress by focusing on their strengths to make sustainable change. She is a neurodiversity advocate and an associate coach for Genius Within and runs her practice as a counsellor and coach. She is described by clients as warm, empathetic and positive. Angie holds an accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Coaching from the University of East London. An Advanced Diploma in Coaching approved by the British Psychological Society and accredited by the Association for Coaching. An Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Training and a Certificate in Stress Management & Performance Coaching approved by the British Psychological Society. In her former life, she was an actor and trained at the Guildford School of Acting.