$25 Adult; $15 Youth
Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (Map)
Walking, could involve distance but largely flat
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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Bethany holds a B.A. and M.S. in the Biological Sciences and is a teacher at Wildflower Open Classroom. In her free time, she practices yoga at Hot Yoga Club, Chico, and guides Forest Therapy Walks with the Chico State Ecotherapy Program. Bethany is also a Certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT).
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Stacey is a certified Forest Therapy Guide with ANFT (the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy), and, as a co-founder of the Respectful Revolution Project, also works as a video content creator for non-profits. She is a board member with the Camp Fire Restoration Project and holds a Permaculture Design Certificate. Stacey is honored to be working on the ancestral and present-day lands of the Mechoopda tribe and is madly in love with our beautiful planet. In her spare time, you can find her hiking, spending time with her family, or practicing her terrible French.
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