A form of ecotherapy is becoming a holistic discipline that is growing worldwide. Forest bathing or forest therapy has been informally practised by Indigenous peoples for millennia. The Wellness Wheel in Wellness: A Question of Balance includes self-reflection on levels of environmental sensitivity.
From The secret to well-being could be a walk in the woods: by Gayle Macdonald:
It’s not surprising, then, that at the end of last year the Global Wellness Institute released a report, entitled The Global Wellness Economy: Looking Beyond COVID, that predicted society would continue to lean into nature for nourishment and healing well beyond 2022. It predicted that the estimated US$5-trillion wellness business is headed in a regenerative and environmental direction where various forms of ecotherapy (which considers the curative potential of natural settings) will surge in popularity.
One such holistic discipline that is growing worldwide is called forest bathing or forest therapy, which has been informally practised by Indigenous peoples for millennia for reasons of healing and spiritual connection.