Tree hugging

The affectionate, attentive and eminently empathetic embrace of trees a silent and wonderful means of reconnecting with mother-nature
and deep inner harmonization

In his book The Last Child in the Woods, published in 2005, the American Richard Louv noted the serious state of man's separation from Nature, which has become increasingly evident in recent decades. He used the term 'nature deficit syndrome' to describe this unnatural manifestation. This attitude has come to characterise the majority of people in modern society, who, in their daily activities, live separated from Nature, a reality which has harmful consequences for their physical and mental health.

On the website-he Children & Nature Network presents research findings from academics around the world that indicate that this separation from Nature is a real phenomenon.

Studies in this direction show, however, that the solution to this problem of contemporary man is extremely simple, because people with "modern" problems, such as so-ADHD, anxiety or depression start to feel better as soon as they get back in touch with nature. So studies showthe so-called "Nature Cure" as a miracle cure, showing among other things that:

  • Living in urban areas rich in vegetation ensures better health for growing children;
  • Young women who have the opportunity to see a richly vegetated landscape from their window show more self-discipline than their peers who do not live in such areas;
  • Children with ADHD get the best 'treatment' for their symptoms when they participate in activities that take place in nature;
  • Students who choose to walk through the wooded campus relax more easily and quickly, which has a noticeable beneficial effect on their psychological state as well.emotional.

Roger Ulrich's pioneering study in the field in 1984 showed that patients who are placed in aa ward whose windows look out onto natural areas recover much faster, better and with fewer side effects after surgery than those placed in wards whose windows look out onto a wall or another building. This research also shows the important role of trees in urban areas, highlighting the benefits they bring to both the social and inner world of human beings.


Here are some ideas for reconnecting with Nature that are simple and easy to implement:

To have a plant, a shrub, a flower right in the office or in the room (ina pot) which we will look after carefully;

When going into town on various errands, it is good to choose a route that passes through aa park, even if we have to detour a bit to do so;

Meeting friends in the park;

Let's enjoy the art of gardening;

Let's plant a tree in the yard and then tend it;

Spend some time every day sitting under the crown of a tree that delights us;

Let's hug a tree.

It has been scientifically confirmed that the hugging action of trees helps to boost people's health by raising their predominant vibration frequency.

The seemingly trivial gesture of hugging a tree or even just the presence of a human being in the vicinity of a tree can greatly boost a tree's health in many ways.

Author Matthew Silverstone brings the book Blinded by Science (Blinded by science), which was published in 2011, conclusive evidence on the health benefits of trees. It also included the results of scientific studies highlighting their multiple and unexpected beneficial effects on psycho-emotional, mental, concentration, reaction time, depression and even the well-known headache.

According to the studies cited in this book, when carefully interacting with plants, even children benefit from some extraordinary effects on a physiological and even psychological level, in terms of improved health and inner well-being. Also, their recreational activities in the natural environment are more creative and their beneficial effects extend even to the cognitive and emotional levels.

An extensive public health report from a study investigating the association between green spaces and mental healthThe mental health report also specifies that "access to Nature can contribute significantly to enhancing our mental capacities and well-being".

How is it that Nature can bring about a significant improvement in the symptoms that people face today? Many believe that open green spaces have a significant beneficial effect, but Silverstone says it's much more than that. He believes that it's not just open spaces themselves that contribute to improving people's health, but more importantly the quality of vibration (occult resonance® specific) of trees and plants, which influences the human body for the better, invigorating andl and regeneratingl. Since everything in Nature is vibration and resonance, vibrations undoubtedly affect biological processes. Research has shown that the coagulation rate of the blood of a human being who has drunk a glass of water that has been subjected to a 10Hz vibration will change immediately after ingesting water treated in this way. Similarly, trees have a beneficial effect on human beings and all other living creatures in their vicinity. When we touch a tree, its specific vibration will influence for the better various biological functions and processes that are constantly taking place in our own body. In the book Blinded by ScienceMatthew Silverstone says that this hypothesis has already become an indisputable reality, supported by hundreds of scientifically validated studies. Embracing a stately oak tree offers a plethora of health benefits, which have the immediate effect of reducing a person's health care costs.

One such study, documenting Nature's astonishing beneficial effects on people's health, has shown that "green spaces can be at least as effective as drugs that are prescribed to treat certain forms of mental disorder, with the difference that they are completely free of the harmful side effects of the latter."

Human beings can live outside the laws of Nature until the symptoms of their separation from Nature become manifest. The prevalence of illnesses that are associated with the profoundly unhealthy modern lifestyle warns human beings of the need to address holistic therapeutic practices, one of which is simply embracing trees. In this way, the cause of the imbalance can be removed and the incidence of diseases that are related to the improper lifestyle reduced by reconnecting to Nature.


This practice, which until recently was regarded in the West with disdain and materialistic scepticism, has already come to be regarded by many Japanese as a perfectly natural and highly effective remedy for improving the immune system. Research has successfully demonstrated this fact. A little walk in the woods or in aan area with trees can then make us stronger and healthier. The explanation is simple: trees and plants in general produce volatile oils called phytoncides, which are released into the air and increase the number of white blood cells in our bodies and thus improve immunity. These cells then help to relieve and cure illnesses and even cancer.

 Significantly, in 1982, the Forestry Agency of Japan even proposed that this "forest bath" (called in Japanese Shinrin Yoku) to be included in the Japanese lifestyle. The Japanese are so fond of the practice that Japanese company owners who are convinced of its usefulness have decided to organise such "forest baths" for their employees. Many benefits of the practice have since been discovered Shinrin Yoku:

  • The various sounds of Nature, such as the enchanting breeze of the wind, the rustling of leaves, the song of a bird and the rustling of springs soothe the mind and therefore harmonise brain activity; they also significantly reduce blood pressure;
  • contemplating the landscape offered by a forest s-has been shown to decrease heart rate, blood pressure and increase feelings of calm and joy shortly afterwards;
  • The enjoyment of forest aromas through smell has amazing effects on the psycho-mentality of the human being; in addition, the relaxed walk through aa forest can have profoundly beneficial physiological effects on the body, in terms of lowering blood pressure, anxiety, depression, breathing rate, but also in terms of considerable purification and calming the mind;
  • last but not least, Shinrin Yoku reduces stress, lowers blood sugar levels, increases mental concentration and reduces pain.

All this only occurs through aa simple walk in the woods... But what if we also hugged a tree or even several?


Often mocked or ridiculed (by the obtuse, skeptical and foolish), the practice of tree hugging ishas proven to be of great help especially in improving the health of the body.

It is known that each atom vibrates at a certain vibrational frequency which is distinct and specific. Each object contains atoms vibrating at different vibrational frequencies. Matthew Silverstone states that trees have unique vibrational frequencies that produce beneficial transformations in the biological processes taking place in the organism in contact with the trees.

S-has shown that the practice of tree hugging significantly increases blood oxytocin levels, a hormone associated with feelings of calm and empathy. Tree hugging releases serotonin and dopamine into the bloodstream, hormones that are linked to the development and maintenance of happiness.

The loving embrace of a tree provides the practitioner with a silent and true source of fresh air. InIn truth, the freshest air we can breathe is under the green crown of a tree. The explanation for this is not hard to find: the leaves of the tree serve as filters for the air, removing dust and providing cleaner, more oxygenated air. The benefits of breathing such clean air include improved digestion, lower blood pressure and a happier mood.

Trees are more connected to the Earth's energy than any of us. Although, sincea criminal unconsciousness, we often cut them down, uproot them and generally remove them at will, which is usually dictated by financial interests, trees need our embrace. Why not embrace them?


  • We'll start by heading with a firm intention to a quiet park, forest or wooded area.
  • We will walk through the trees until we get comfortable in their presence.
  • We will try to feel - beforehand - the specific texture of some trees with our hands.
  • We will then smell the aroma produced by some trees and even the smell of their wood.
  • By looking up and down the tree, we aim to perceive the subtle, subtle, silent energy of life flowing through its trunk and branches.
  • We will finally choose the tree that we feel, through aan indescribable, unspoken need, most attracted.
  • We will then address the tree either in mind or in a whisper and gently, communicatingand telepathically or verbally what we then want toi transmit.
  • Hugging the tree in an upright position: standing, we hug the trunk with our arms, while gently pressing our cheek against it (but we must be careful not to scratch our face). We then hug it gently, breathing deeply and freely. We try to perceive the indescribable, unique state that then appears in our being. We gradually deepen this state, seeking to identify empathically and telepathically with the tree.
  • Embrace with the whole body: we lie on the ground, curling upand hugging the trunk with her legs andit at the same time with your arms.
  • Hugging at height: If we have this possibility, they will carefully climb us up the tree (being careful not to slip and fall), and then we will sit on a thick enough branch. We will then wrap our legs around it and lean forward, embracing it.a tender embrace.

Let's not hesitate to embrace even more than one tree, if we want to and if time permits. Our new friends will gladly take up the energies we thus give, even if they are disharmonious to us. It is good to return as often as possible to visit our new friends. There is no need to be embarrassed or afraid to talk to them, because trees are good listeners.


Trees are very good advisors. They are quiet, good listeners, reliable and very free, as Adam Ford wrote in his book Seeking Silence in a Noisy World (Seeking peace ina noisy world), referring toto the most appropriate place where we can free ourselves from unresolved thoughts and pressing problems. Among the benefits of communicating with a tree are increased mental clarity and emotional cleansing by exploring our thoughts and emotions, which helps us feel freer and happier.

So why not look for a special tree to befriend?

Trees want to connect with people, but we need to remember that they have a unique energy. Trees communicate with people ina much more subtle way than the verbal way we are used to. They help us to harmonise with Nature's energies and our own deep structures. In this way, inspiration and beneficial thoughts will find their way back into our mind and soul.

We can make a real habit out of hugging trees by makingso we're making more and more... non-living friends. They will help us heal from the syndrome of isolation and separation from Nature and realign our own being to the deeply beneficial and harmonious natural rhythms of our own health.

Both human beings and Nature were created by God from the same "material" and were included in aa Universe endowed with the same natural, divine Laws of operation. As long as man acts predominantly according to his limited understanding, which is often detached from the reality of the immutable laws of Nature, it is very likely that he will deviate from the divine Good that exists implicitly in the bosom of Nature, and this deviation will manifest itself over time in various imbalances, disorders and diseases.

Reconnecting to Nature by simply hugging a tree or taking a walk in the woods brings the human being back for a while to the optimal parameters of natural "functioning", improving theAnd at the beginning, as a first step, health. If this simple act of reconnection is performed repeatedly, the process of harmonising the human being becomes deeper and more lasting.

It is worth meditating on the Romanian proverb "Codru-i frate cu românul", which reveals the harmonious and divine way of life, integrated in the divine laws of Nature, which was specific to the inhabitants of these lands from the most remote times.

Article taken from the Yogi Holiday Camp Costinesti 2016