Thu, Oct 03 | 1315 N Spring St

Forest Therapy Walk

I got this great opportunity to lead a Forest Therapy Walk with the Wellness Group on Therapeutic Thursday.
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Forest Therapy Walk

Time & Location

Oct 03, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
1315 N Spring St, 1315 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

About the Event

No matter who you are, what you do and how much stress you have, you can  find something in nature that resonates or connects with you in some  small way that might give you a different perspective. As Dr. Qing Li, the author of Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness says in Time Magazine: "In Japan, we practice something called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So shinrin-yoku means  bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our  senses. This is not exercise, or hiking, or jogging. It is simply being  in  nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste,  smell and touch. Shinrin-yoku is like a bridge. By opening our  senses, it bridges the gap between us and the natural world." The  article further reveals that 'according to a study sponsored by the  Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends 93% of his or her time indoors.'  And that impacts our mental health and well-being. The benefits of  spending time in nature are so powerful that doctors in Japan, the UK,  and Scotland prescribe 30 minute walks or more  per day in nature as  medicine instead of pills.

I am not a trained forest  therapy guide but I am very passionate and aware of the natural world  and its profound impact on our happiness and well-being.

Join  us for an introduction to Forest Therapy and experience the benefits of  connecting to nature, creating a relationship between oneself and the  natural world, where this relationship itself becomes a field  of healing and a source of joyful well-being.

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