season 5


From The Heart Podcast Dawn - Episode 5 - introduction

Eco Therapy and Shinrin Yoku/Forest Bathing with Dawn Lister and special guest Stefan Batorijs

In this conversation, Dawn is joined for a beautiful and engaging conversation by Stefan Batorijs the founding pioneer of Ecotherapy.

His book, Wild Life: Shinrin-Yoku and The Practice of Healing through Nature, is engaging, insightful, and weaves magic around the beauty and interconnectedness of our world.

Talking to Stefan was in itself a magical and calming experience, and we hope that you find some insights into how we can deepen and nurture our connection to the earth and in so doing come home to ourselves.

Stefan set up the highly acclaimed Ecotherapy Project within Plymouth NHS. And has been lecturing on the benefits of Nature for recovery from mental illness in the Clinical Psychology department at the University of Plymouth for the last 27 years, and in 2017 he set up Nature and Therapy UK – offering 1:1 and group Ecotherapy sessions, as well as training Shinrin Yoku practitioners from around the world. Stefan believes we all have a primal and spiritual relationship to Nature as our ‘home’.

We are pleased to have a 15% discount code off his book. Use the code FTHPWL15 to receive 15% off Wild Life only, when you purchase directly from This code is valid for pre-order purchase only and will expire 17/07/2024 at 11.59pm BST. This code cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. T&Cs apply.

Link to The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd as mentioned in this episode:

Connect with Stefan on Instagram at @stefan_batorijs and @natureandtherapyuk

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From The Heart is a podcast from Dawn Lister, co-owner of the Dawn Lister Therapy Centre and owner of Anahata Wellbeing Centre, both in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

This podcast series brings together inspiring people to have deep, profound and meaningful conversations about topical and relevant subjects that matter. With a focus on Spirituality, they share their stories, knowledge, experiences and insights with us through light hearted, kind and honest conversations.

Dawn Lister  (she/her) is a Cranial Sacral Therapist, Massage Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness teacher. A creator of courses and workshops as well as a retreat leader, Dawn has run retreats for 26 years and is renowned for her light touch, humour and grounded approach to spirituality. She has worked in the field of complementary therapies for 28 years.

Dawn is a firm believer in the power of the connection, the need we all have to feel heard and seen. She loves finding new ways to help us connect with mother earth, each other, our voice and our collective connection as a source for love and healing in the world.

Follow Dawn Lister on Instagram at @dawnlisterlos and visit

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