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Forest Therapy Walk: FULL

Take time to calm the mind, slow down and soak up fall season.

  • Ended
  • 25 US dollars
  • Harold Parker Forest

Program Description

"When our mind is calm, we can see reality more clearly, like the still water reflecting the trees, the clouds , the blue sky. Stillness is the foundation for understanding & insight." ~Thich Naht Hahn Slow down and soak up autumn with 2 hours of mindfull sensory awareness as our local forests delight us with their fall colors. This gentle, immersive walk will cover about 1 mile of wooded trail in Harold Parker Forest. You will be guided through several forest therapy "invitations" that help to engage the senses and deepen our connection with the natural world, ourselves, and one another. The walk concludes with a simple foraged tea, to literally "take in" the forest. Make it a date: sign up with your spouse / loved one / friend or come solo and enjoy meeting some lovely new faces! Benefits of Forest Therapy Walks: ~Decreases stress and anxiety ~Calms overactive thinking ~Restores focus, positivity and vitality ~Boosts mood and immune system ~Increases creativity ~Promotes pro-social behavior ~Equalizes blood pressure ~Increases production of NK cells (cancer fighting white blood cells) ~Activates the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing us to Rest & Digest Please note that while this walk is not physically strenuous, the ability to walk for 1 mile and navigate uneven ground with roots and rocks, is necessary. A detailed email will be sent closer to our walk date with directions and a list of what to wear/expect. CANCELLATIONS: 100% Refund offered up to 7 days prior to the event. 50% offered from 3-6 days before the event. No refund is offered for cancellations within 48 hours of the event. In the event of severe weather and Nature's Pace has to cancel, full refunds will be offered. Christine is a certified Forest Therapy Guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT).

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