Susan Kaplan Send E-mail.
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Forest Bathing Walk – Engage with Nature & Relax
Sunday, February 25, 2:00 – 4:00 pm MT
Forest Bathing is a practice, created by Dr. Qing Li, in Japan, called Shinrin- Yoku that means taking in the forest atmosphere.
This international approach is well researched, showing direct health benefits & improved well being. Exposure to the nature supports healthy changes in physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and social areas.
A different type of communication occurs while you are engaging with nature, noticing colors, smells, noises, patterns and textures to name just a few! You might consider bringing a question or dilemma you are experiencing with you on this walk. Often there is a natural metaphor that appears, symbolizing wisdom from the natural environment that can be surprisingly helpful or healing.
This 2 hour sequence of nature connection activities invite you to engage with nature through your senses. Depending on the weather, we may also spend time in the Inside Conservatory. All activities are invitational and the unique sequence of nature connection activities to engage your senses can be adapted as needed. Accessibility is important.
We won't be learning plant names, taking pictures, or walk the whole garden.
Rather, we will be with nature as we walk, sit and stand. Spending time in a few areas, we will move at a relaxed, mindful pace. There will be times you are alone and other times with others. Silence. Reflection. Sharing with others in Circle. You are encouraged to respect the gardens by staying on gardens paths and following the rules of the Gardens.
You are responsible for the following items:
• wearing appropriate winter clothing
• bringing all the layers you need for changing weather
• appropriate winter walk shoes
• hat, mittens, scarf, etc.
• sunglasses and wearing suntan lotion
• water bottle
• any food you want to bring with you
• no cameras
• you can bring a journal
• a pack to carry extra items
If someone is coming to help you, please have them register as well, so I can have an accurate group count. You're welcome to attend if in a wheelchair or have other ability needs - please let me know.
Debrief and tea ceremony at the end. Share something if you would like, though not required.
More details in registration email or contact Susan for info.
Want more info on Forest Bathing? See my web site www.susankaplanmsw.com or visit your local library, google Forest Therapy Hub or ask me for resources!
Join us on this relaxing walk and experience for yourself!
Disclaimer: This event is independently organized. RMCCC assumes no responsibility for this event. RMCCC was not involved in its design or execution and makes no guarantees, implicit or explicit, regarding its quality or content. RMCCC receives no financial or other benefit from this event; it is posted as a service to our community and to support others in growing Compassionate Communication awareness.