Forest Medicine: The Research and Practice of Mindful Nature Connection
Organizer: Accessible Nature Wellness Programs
BC doctors are offering green prescriptions, recognizing that time in nature has many physical and emotional health benefits. Individuals and peer support groups can access this powerful resource. Forest medicine research will be reviewed in this 2.5 hr virtual “nature retreat."
We will explore using water imagery, sounds and meditations to help manage pain and release tension from the body.
This program is designed to be inclusive of and accessible for people living with disability/ chronic illness. You can participate indoors with a houseplant while reclining, on a balcony with a view of trees, in a garden, or in a park with internet access.
You will be guided through a series of nature-connection practices to calm the mind and body. We will conclude with a tea ceremony by an outdoor campfire shared online.
Participants are encouraged to take the nature mindfulness practices of the program into Vancouver parks! During this particular program, you will be invited to explore English Bay. Information on accessibility, public transit and site highlights will be provided.
To register, please email email@example.com referencing "ANWP: English Bay."