Friday, November 15, 2013

Therapeutic Nature Engagement Workshop

From spending time in the gardening to walking in the park or hiking through the mountains, humans yearn for a connection with nature. Yet with the declining health of our environment, shortage of open spaces, fear of “stranger-danger”, and ever increasing technology-obsessed culture, we have become increasingly nature deprived and disconnected from the world around us.
Research confirms that direct contact with natural settings increases physical and mental health as well as psychological and spiritual development. Benefits include stress reduction, a sense of interconnectedness and belonging, improved self-confidence and self-discipline, and a broader sense of community.
This two hour nature engagement workshop introduces ideas more deeply explored in an 8 week workshop series which combines the healing properties of nature, as well as meaningful interactions utilizing nature as teacher to deepen our relationship with self, nature, and the world we live in.

November 23rd, 2013
10am - 12pm
Holton Eco-Preserve
Cost: $10

Proceeds will help benefit the Holton Eco-Preserve.