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The benefits of forest bathing

A forest of trees.

For many, spending time outside can be a relaxing experience, but did you know it can also be therapeutic?

While forest therapy may not be as well known as other healing practices, it is one that is growing in popularity, offering both physical and mental benefits.

And starting in April, certified nature and forest therapy guide Casey O'Leary will be leading weekly forest bathing walks for those interested in slowing down and connecting with the local environment.

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Hi, my name is Hannah and I’m the assistant producer for the Idaho Matters show here at BSPR. If you have a suggestion for an Idaho Matters segment, please email