Nature Therapy Walk

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Nature Therapy Walk

Join Karen Johlas-Szalkowski, Certified Forest Therapy Guide, for a Nature Therapy Walk at Brownie Park.

What is forest therapy or forest bathing?

Forest therapy is a scientifically based practice of spending time in the forest or nature. It is rooted in the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku. Forest therapy is immersing yourself in the forest and being in the present moment. Each walk focuses on using all your senses and noticing your surroundings.

The walk itself covers a short distance and is a chance to explore, relax, and be present in nature. Participants are guided through a series of invitations to open their senses. Forest therapy offers a variety of health benefits.

Some of these benefits include reduced stress and anxiety, increased creativity, lowered blood pressure, a sense of relaxation, restored mental energy, better sleep, and a general boost to the immune system.

Let’s Walk

Take time to unwind, disconnect, and feed your soul. Forest Spirit LLC offers small group forest and nature therapy walks at local parks and natural spaces. A walk is typically 2-3 hours in length and is offered year-round. Participants can expect to be outside in nature using all their senses to discover the area.

Registration times: September 6 - October 16, 2022
Program days/times: Sunday
October 23, 2022
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost: $30.00 resident / $34.50 non-resident
Location: Brownie Park (park at the library parking lot)

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