Nature & Forest Therapy Experience with Prairiewoods
- 2:30 p.m. to 3:45p.m. -
- All Ages
Join Prairiewoods via Zoom from your favorite nature space with certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide Emelia Sautter for a slow walk with the natural world. Experience Forest Therapy, a sensory-focused practice that invites us to slow down and be present with self and the natural world around us. According to the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, “Forest Therapy is a practice that supports health and wellness through guided immersion in forests and other environments to promote the well-being of both people and the land. It is inspired by Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese practice of ‘Forest Bathing.’” Much research has been done on the healing and therapeutic benefits of Forest Therapy. Hundreds of clinical and non-clinical studies show numerous positive effects including reductions in stress, anxiety, depression, mental fatigue, anger and pain. Improvements include better cognitive functioning, sleep, mood, confidence and creativity. Time with our nature kin also boosts our immune system, regulates blood pressure, improves relationships, increases feelings of gratitude and much more. The cost is $20, and registration is required by noon on Friday. For more information or to register for the Zoom link, contact Prairiewoods at www.Prairiewoods.org or 319-395-6700.