Hi my friends! My name is RuYi Teh.
I connect people with nature and their natural selves.
Forest Bathing Facilitator
I facilitate people to connect with nature and “selves” to stimulate awareness and consciousness.
I write to inspire people to take action to care for their mental health and self-development.
Why I Connect People with Nature and Their Natural Selves? – It’s the key to protect the planet.
When was the last time you had a quiet moment with yourself and nature? We are living in a world that pursues productivity and success. We work and fill up our time with different tasks and projects every day. We are hoping that we can be successful or to change the world one day. However, are you happy at this moment?
I want to enjoy nature with my loved ones till my old age. However, I was anxious that my dream will not come through with the fastening speed of climate change. Thus, I began to look for a sustainable solution to protect the planet in my early twenties. I participated in volunteerism and expeditions and worked with NGOs and social enterprises to devote my little efforts and seek solutions. Nevertheless, I was frustrated seeing available solutions worldwide without implementation and support. Then, I realised that humans are the root problem of all the disasters and catastrophes happening around the world during my healing journey from depression.
We are part of nature! However, we have been disconnected from nature for hundred years from civilisation and capitalism. The disconnection turns us into ignorant people filled with depression, anxiety, loneliness, anger, greediness and other negative emotions. Hence, we have no capacity to care for people and the planet.
We need compassion, mindfulness and resilience to be sustainable as human, especially among entrepreneurs and changemakers. Eventually, we will act for the environment and society with resilient strength. The only way to develop compassion, mindfulness and resilience is by connecting ourselves to nature and ourselves. That is the purpose of nature coaching. It is the solution/service that I provide you to help you to face the challeges in your life and along the pathway in achieveing your dream and goals.
How Connecting with Nature Helps You?
There are many benefits to just being in nature for our physical health. Under guidance, connecting yourself with nature or the forest will help to enhance your mental health and spirituality. Here are some of the significant benefits of connecting yourself with nature.
- Reduce stress
- Boost mood
- Improve immune system
- Improve concentration and memory
- Improve creativity
- Improve awareness and consciousness
“If you have a strong desire in you, a mind of love, that is the kind of energy that will help you do these two things: wake up to the beauties of the planet to heal yourself and wake up to the suffering of the world and try to help.”– Thich Nhat Hanh
Early in October 2022, I had a ten days mind-blowing experience with the Vipassana mediation course. It was not an easy course. I sat for almost 11 hours in ten days with two and a half meals daily (breakfast, lunch and a tea break before 5 pm). However, it was an indescribable spiritual experience, and…