Nature and Forest Therapy for Health and Wellbeing of individuals 

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Monday, June 20th

9:00-11:30 am

Ages 7-11

If interested, please complete the registration form below no later than one week before the session.

Tuesday, June 21st

9:00-11:30 am

Ages 12-17

If interested, please complete the registration form below no later than one week before the session.

Wednesday/Thursday, June 22nd-23rd

9:00-11:30 am

Veterans

If interested, please complete the registration form below no later than one week before the session.

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WHO MAY PARTICIPATE

This program is open to all individuals with disabilities including those who have mobility issues. Veterans are welcome. Trac chairs are available on a limited basis courtesy of n.a.s.a.

Each session will include mindful movement within the forest.Controlled breathing and  exercises to fully engage with the forest using all  of our senses. Each session will conclude with a tea ceremony.

WHAT IS FOREST BATHING?

Forest Bathing is known in Japan as "Shinrin-yoku" and in Korea as "Sanrim-yok." The primary goal of forest bathing is not physical exercise. Instead, forest bathers have a specific intention to reconnecting with nature and themselves in a therapeutic manner.  They seek to move through the forest mindfully, cultivating sensory connections with the landscape, build active communication with the land, and allows the land to infiltrate its message deeply into their hearts and minds.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FOREST BATHING?

  • Stress Reduction
  • Improved Mood
  • Reduce Anxiety
  • Increased working memory
  • Improved Cognition
  • Improved Immune System

 

Sessions will be led by Namyun Kil PhD, Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Recreation at UW-L and Certified Forest Therapy Guide with the assistance of UW-L students. For more information, please contact Namyun at [email protected]