As our world becomes more virtually connected, we are becoming more disconnected from our natural roots, which can have dramatic effects on your sense of health and wellness. Join Forest Therapy Guide Jessica Spooner of Women Hike Wild to learn about the Japanese practice of Forest Therapy (aka: Forest Bathing, or ShinrinYoku).
Intuitively we know the impact that spending time in nature has on your mindset and ability to unwind. But are you aware that the benefits are scientifically measurable?
When spending any amount of time outdoors in a natural setting, our blood pressure lowers, serotonin increases, anxiety/stress/anger is lessened, ability to focus increases, sleep improves and so much more.Science is proving that our phytocides are increased which has great benefits in our immune systems.
So what is Forest Therapy exactly? It is an intentional practice where the guide will offer invitations to help deepen your experience in nature. Jessica will share with us more about how forest therapy works and will introduce you to practices that you can use to reset your body and make the most out of your time spent in nature.
Participants are invited to experience a forest therapy session guided by Jessica on July 26th at 6:00 pm at Potter’s Creek Conservation area, to experience the health benefits first hand. >> Tell me more about this event
“The forest provides the therapy, I am simply the guide that opens the door”
Details: Forest Therapy How Can Nature Help Reset My Body
Date: Thursday July 12th
Time: 7:30-8:30 pm
Location: She Thrives, 161 Front St. Belleville
Personal Investment: FREE
Meet Forest Therapy Guide, Jessica Spooner:
“From a young age, Jessica has been playing barefoot in the natural world. Without the developed understanding, she always had an awareness of how she felt happier when outside. Throughout her life she has been dedicated to bringing people withher into the outdoors and sharing the benefits with them. As an environmentalist and health and well-being advocate, Jessica believes that there is an overall connection between the health of the natural world and ourselves. Today, she is the owner of Women Hike Wild, a small company dedicated to empowering women in the outdoors by offering backpacking trips, hiking groups, fitness programs and more! Recently, she has taken this even further by becoming a Forest Therapy guide with the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy guides. She is passionate about the outdoors and the healing benefits of just simply being…outside. “