$25 Adult; $15 Youth
Friday, Jan 27, 2023 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (Map)
Mostly birding by car and/or easy walking
Forest Therapy is designed to support health and wellness through guided immersions in natural environments to promote the well-being of both people and the land. Inspired by Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing, Forest Therapy has been proven to enhance health, wellness, and happiness. Forest Therapy is an opportunity to slow down and experience the natural world through your senses. During your guided immersion, a certified guide will offer a series of invitations to deepen your sensory experience and assist you in finding your own authentic way of interacting with the land. There's no right or wrong way to do it; just come and be yourself. It's all welcome in the forest. Forest Therapy experiences finish up with tea made from wild-harvested forest herbs and snacks. Studies from around the world have shown that Forest Therapy can reduce cortisol and adrenaline levels. Enhance immune system function by increasing the production of natural killer cells. Improve respiratory and cardiovascular function. Decrease anxiety and depression. Improve mood, focus, academic performance, and creativity.
Blake is the Program Manager for the Chico State Ecotherapy Program with the CSUC's Ecological Reserves. Blake graduated from Chico State with her Master's in Social Work and is also a Certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT). Blake is an avid nature lover, birding enthusiast, and hopes to promote community wellness by helping folks build stronger relationships to place, nature, and each other.
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Emiliano is the lead trainer for the Resiliency Program at The Training Place, Butte College, where he works with many organizations in Butte and Glenn counties, building a trauma-informed and resiliency-focused workforce and community. Emiliano is a certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT).
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