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ABOUT
CATCH A BREATH

Vision and Mission

Create unhurried spaces for the community to deepen their connection with nature, with others, and with themselves through curated nature immersion experiences and breathwork workshops:

+ Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy: guided nature connection activities

+ Integrate nature connection into everyday life

+ Promote individual, social, and environmental change

+ Enhance individual, social, and community health and well-being

+ Promote the transformative practice of breathwork through education, experiences and empowerment

Welcome!

My name is Carmen, founder of Catch A Breath

I am a certified Forest Bathing Guide/Forest Therapy Practitioner and part of a global network of professionals at Forest Therapy Hub. I am also a Certified Breath Instructor. 

The name Catch A Breath was inspired by an expression I often hear locals in the city say, ‘俾我抖啖氣得唔得呀’ which literally means "Can I just catch my breath?" 

Starting Catch A Breath Nature Well-Being is a dream come true for me to bridge the gap between my appreciation and love of nature and my passion to serve the community through education, experience, and empowerment.

My mission is to walk alongside my clients to discover and experience the profound benefits of connecting with nature and harnessing the power of your breath. I specialized in nervous system regulation and emotional healing. 

Come and experience the synergy of forest therapy and breathwork, and leave every session feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and deeply connected to yourself and the natural world.

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In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful. –Alice Walker

Forest Bathing, also known as Shinrin-Yoku, is a Japanese practice of immersing oneself in nature by mindfully using all five senses. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath”. So Shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere or taking in the forest through our senses.

The BENEFITS of Forest Bathing are based on scientific research:

+ Strengthen the immune system

+ Maintain cardiovascular health

+ Strengthened social relationships

+ Contributes to mental health: reduction  of stress, depressive symptoms, and anxiety

+ Monoterpenes emitted by trees act as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent

+ Green and blue spaces such as  the forest, waterfalls, and coastal areas are rich in Negative Ions, proven to improve asthma and break down pollutants

+ Human feelings of “awe” - boost creativity and focus

Please Note: Forest Bathing is a well-being practice and is not to replace the consultation of professionals to your specific needs and  health condition. 

"A Forest Bathing Guide offers nature connection activities structured in a carefully designed sequence that aims to create experiences that enhance nature connectedness and strengthen social relationships, boosting the therapeutic and restorative effects of nature for health and well-being"- Forest Therapy Hub

The BENEFITS of walking with a guide:

+ The guide sets the pace that is effective for forest bathing

+ Takes the stress out of planning and finding a route, and ensures the safety of the walk

+ Offers a supportive, non-judgemental safe space for participants to share their experiences and be listened to

+ Helps participants grow in their personal connection with nature by sharing  ways to integrate the practice into their daily lives

What is the Role of the Forest Bathing Guide?

Leave No Trace

At Catch a Breath we follow The Forest Code (Woodland Trust) on each of our session. This means we: 

 

Do not disturb or leave anything behind to harm the environment

 

Respectful of nature at all time

 

Do not pick living plants or walk on paths where one might damage or destroy the environment

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