INTERESTED TO LEARN ABOUT FOREST BATHING?
M. Amos Clifford and the trainers from the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides will be in attendance along with the group of trainees enrolled in the intensive program at the EcoWellness Centre. If you wish to learn about this unique approach to improving health and well-being, please attend the open community meeting to be held on FRIDAY May 11th, at 7:00 pm at the Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre, 2386 Thomas Dolan Pkwy. All are welcome.
WHAT IS A CERTIFIED FOREST THERAPY GUIDE?
A Forest Therapy Guide facilitates safe gentle walks, providing instructions—referred to as “invitations”—for sensory opening activities along the way. These walks follow a standard sequence. Each walk begins with establishing embodied contact with the present moment and place. Next come a series of connective invitations, often improvised in the moment and adapted to the needs of participants. These may be followed by wander time and/or sit spot. The walks end with a ceremony of sharing tea made from foraged local plants.
WANT TO TRY IT OUT? (no charge) Tuesday, May 15th, 9:15am to noon.
If you wish to experience a guided walk, you can sign up as a volunteer to provide trainees with a practice opportunity. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Volunteers are asked to arrive at Morris Island Conservation Area, 156 Morris Island Dr. Please wear outdoor weather appropriate clothing. Bring your water bottle.
For more info or to register please contact Ellie at email@example.com or 613-839-1198