"Spending less time in nature is negatively affecting our children, both physically (their eyesight is getting worse as a result) and emotionally (more difficult behavior). Children today need to climb more trees, play with sycamore airplanes, make fairy tea parties with acorn cups, gather more blackberries and eat them straight from the bush, make more daisy chains and leaf prints, dissect owl pellets, play in mud, collect forest treasures and breathe more fresh air. This little book has lots of great ideas if spending time in forests isn't second nature to you--or your kids."—Sarah Ockwell-Smith, author and parenting expert
"Urges readers to leave behind their screens and reconnect with nature through simple activities like taking a walk in the woods or bringing pieces of nature into their homes."—Publishers Weekly
"Forest Therapy does a splendid job of relaying all of the good reasons to enjoy a regular date with Mother Nature, while offering solid, practical tips for pulling that off."—Community Table
"A year-round guide to embracing nature and personal wellness."—Mother Earth Living
"Explores the reasons why spending time outdoors lowers stress levels and anxiety, improves creativity, plus boosts immunity and increases longevity."
"Rarely a challenging read for any adult-even when imparting information that's as fascinating as it is promising."—Leo Weekly
"Ivens offers hundreds of activities that will help you reintegrate the natural world into your life. With [Forest Therapy], you can learn to be calmer, more joyful, and more connected to the natural world, no matter the season."—Taste for Life