Ann, from Xhale had the pleasure of sharing the nurturing practice of forest-bathing with Travel Writer, Aoife Carrigy at Killeavy Castle Estate. “Forest bathing can be thought of as like sun bathing, only instead of soaking up those rays and their health-boosting vitamin D, you are soaking up the immune-boosting benefits of living plants within […]
I wrote an article for the Belfast Telegraph which was published on the summer solstice 21st June. You can read the article here
Ann from Xhale was interviewed in this Belfast Telegraph article from November 13th, discussing the benefits of “Shinrin Yoku” (forest bathing), it’s benefits, and ways to take part. Ann told Weekend that “Autumn and its changing beauty is the perfect season to practice mindfulness.” Through “Xhale”, Ann delivers a number of Shinrin Yoku/Forest Bathing experiences
(Pictured, Ann talks about Slieve Gullion mountain and Northern Ireland) For me, the spirituality of Slieve Gullion Mountain mirrors the giant spirit of Northern Ireland in terms of its breath-taking beauty, people, and culture. I have traveled all around the world and the authentic open-heartedness of the people of Northern Ireland is in a class
This article explores how mindfulness and soft-fascination experiences can support your psychological and cognitive health. Click here
UTV Life features the magic of Slieve Gullion and Ann chats to Rita about St Moninne and Killeavy Old Churches which she founded back in 450 – the piece begins at 7.40 mins Click here
Certified Forest Bathing Guide & Shinrin Yoku Practitioner Ann Ward shows us how to make the most of nature to ease our mind, sooth our soul and reconnect with ourselves. #BeKindToYourMind The Benefits of Forest Bathing
Tové Kane is a Laughter Yoga Leader, Meditation Teacher and Author, “Mind Over Natter,” and a Belfast 89 Breakfast DJ talks to Ann Ward.
Some beautiful articles on the soothing and restorative benefits of nature on our holistic health, including how to bring nature inside. Also the link between techno stress, nature deprivation and depression. How Does Nature Impact Our Wellbeing?
After an incredibly stressful 12 months, it has become increasingly clear that we need to focus on our self-care and wellbeing. Many of us will resolve to take better care of our bodies in January, but how often do we think to care for our mental health in the same way? READ MORE ON RTE