In 2012, a sudden, rare illness left me blind and paralysed, igniting a profound curiosity. This experience prompted a decade-long journey into mind-body research, transitioning from an award-winning television producer to collaborating with meditation experts and neuroscientists at Cambridge University. My investigations yielded multiple meditation studies, a TEDx talk, two books, and the creation of a science-art exhibition. This led to the development of a novel approach to measuring human experiences, offering scientists a more nuanced and accurate framework.
In 2021, recognising nature's positive influence on my recovery, I established ParkBathe — a citizen science green health project.
Road map to meditation
Meditation is not one-size-fits-all and styles can vary enormously. From mindfulness to hypnosis to psychedelics, my consciousness road trip, covering 12 different mind-training techniques, provides a tried-and-tested roadmap of which practice might be right for you.
Imagine waking up one morning to find yourself blind and paralysed. In 2012 a catastrophic illness wiped out two of my senses, leaving me reeling. As my sight and mobility slowly returned I set out on a journey of exploration to understand the science behind my extraordinary visual rebirth.
A citizen science green health movement led by the community for the community providing one-hour forest bathing strolls in urban parks in SE London and Lanarkshire. ParkBathe helps local people reduce stress, improve mental and physical health and mitigate social isolation and loneliness. To find out more or book a free walk click below.
I’ve delivered keynote speeches in both the U.S. and the U.K. including a TEDx talk and have participated as a guest speaker, expert patient and panelist at numerous events. My engaging delivery enables me to address a wide audience, from adults to teenagers and children.
My expertise spans topics such as resilience, well-being, nature connection and disability.
Finding Your Right Mind is a podcast for the curious, the sceptic and the optimist. I dig into the science of wellbeing and ask some challenging questions. Through expert interviews and discussions I take a bespoke approach to health and offer you different ways to help yourself live a calmer, more connected and meaningful life.
Don’t forget to check out series 3 which is jam-packed with information about forest medicine and features ParkBathe – the National Lottery funded, forest bathing citizen science study.
Stefan Batorijs: The language of nature and a cathedral made of trees.
ParkBathe: Rewilding, conservation and thinking like an Environmentalist.
Conservation BONUS: Ways to improve your life AND the planet
Blue Health: Watery delights and Secrets of Crystal Palace Park
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ParkBathe is a citizen science green health movement led by the community for the community providing one-hour forest bathing strolls in urban parks in SE London and Lanarkshire. ParkBathe helps local people reduce stress, improve mental and physical health and mitigate social isolation and loneliness. To find out more or book a free walk click below.