Nurturing Art & Nature Workshop
Oct
20
9:30 AM09:30

Nurturing Art & Nature Workshop

Spend a day exploring the ancient relationship between art and nature in a beautiful private Eucalyptus woodland. Experience moments of deep calm and insight, connect with nature, engage your senses and enhance your creativity with a forest bathing session. When we create art in and with nature, we are connecting to something deep within ourselves. Spend the day unfolding, discovering, noticing, exploring with nature as partner and a Nature Connection Guide. 

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Forest Bathing for R U OK Day
Sep
13
3:00 PM15:00

Forest Bathing for R U OK Day

Studies in neuroscience, psychology and physiology are increasingly showing that nature is vitally important for our psychological wellbeing. Walking in nature helps to lower stress and anxiety, improves mood and helps us to think more clearly. Forest Bathing is standard preventative medicine for stress, anxiety and depression in Japan. Why not try it out for your own mental health and wellbeing on R U OK day?

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Forest Bathing Day:  A Global Event
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Forest Bathing Day: A Global Event

Come and experience the practice of shinrin yoku (or forest bathing) on the beautiful Mid North Coast of NSW.  

In this special global event, Forest Therapy Guides around the world are leading a connected walk experience for all people.  This day emphasizes connection with the Earth and other nature enthusiasts, no matter the distance between us. 

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Forest Bathing Walk
Aug
17
3:00 PM15:00

Forest Bathing Walk

Relax and unwind in the park instead of the pub on a Friday afternoon. Forest Bathing is calming and soothing to the nervous system and boosts your immune system, mood and creativity. The perfect way to end your week and start your weekend in a great headspace and heartspace.

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'National Tree Day' forest bathing experience
Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

'National Tree Day' forest bathing experience

  • Swans Road Crossing Picnic Area Orara East State Forest Australia (map)
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National Tree Day is an opportunity to do something positive for your local environment and community and to reconnect with nature. Come and celebrate our amazing trees and all they do to keep us healthy!  No swimsuits or towels required! We will be bathing among the aromas of the forest and the energy of the famous giant flooded gum.

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Forest Bathing for National Tree Day
Jul
27
3:00 PM15:00

Forest Bathing for National Tree Day

Reconnect to the Trees around you on Planet Ark’s National Tree Day. Forest Bathing literally opens our senses to allow us to be in deeper connection with nature. This has health and wellbeing benefits for us personally, and also helps us to become more connected and caring custodians of the environment around us. Join us in this practice on National Tree Day.

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Nature Connection Walk
Jun
26
6:30 AM06:30

Nature Connection Walk

Our Nature Connection walk is the antidote to high-stress, fast-paced modern lives. Studies have shown that being outside in nature has a many of health outcomes, for your mind, body and soul.

Informed by the Japanese practice of "shinrin yoku" or “forest bathing”, this type of mindful walking is calming and soothing to the nervous system and can help boost your immune system.

Over the 4 weeks of this program we’ll explore different pathways that help us reconnect to nature and ourselves. So break and get back to the great outdoors. Sessions involve:

  • Guided meditation
  • Sensory awareness walks
  • Bush tea ceremonies
  • Nature exploration activities

GENERAL INFORMATION

Age: All welcomed
Times: 6.30 am - 8.00 am
Meeting Point/VenueThe WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
Price: From $20 - $55

BUY TICKETS HERE.

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Nature Connection Walk
Jun
19
6:30 AM06:30

Nature Connection Walk

Our Nature Connection walk is the antidote to high-stress, fast-paced modern lives. Studies have shown that being outside in nature has a many of health outcomes, for your mind, body and soul.

Informed by the Japanese practice of "shinrin yoku" or “forest bathing”, this type of mindful walking is calming and soothing to the nervous system and can help boost your immune system.

Over the 4 weeks of this program we’ll explore different pathways that help us reconnect to nature and ourselves. So break and get back to the great outdoors. Sessions involve:

  • Guided meditation
  • Sensory awareness walks
  • Bush tea ceremonies
  • Nature exploration activities

GENERAL INFORMATION

Age: All welcomed
Times: 6.30 am - 8.00 am
Meeting Point/VenueThe WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
Price: From $20 - $55

BUY TICKETS HERE.

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Nature Connection Walk
Jun
12
6:30 AM06:30

Nature Connection Walk

Our Nature Connection walk is the antidote to high-stress, fast-paced modern lives. Studies have shown that being outside in nature has a many of health outcomes, for your mind, body and soul.

Informed by the Japanese practice of "shinrin yoku" or “forest bathing”, this type of mindful walking is calming and soothing to the nervous system and can help boost your immune system.

Over the 4 weeks of this program we’ll explore different pathways that help us reconnect to nature and ourselves. So break and get back to the great outdoors. Sessions involve:

  • Guided meditation
  • Sensory awareness walks
  • Bush tea ceremonies
  • Nature exploration activities

GENERAL INFORMATION

Age: All welcomed
Times: 6.30 am - 8.00 am
Meeting Point/VenueThe WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
Price: From $20 - $55

BUY TICKETS HERE.

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Nature Connection Walk
Jun
5
6:30 AM06:30

Nature Connection Walk

Our Nature Connection walk is the antidote to high-stress, fast-paced modern lives. Studies have shown that being outside in nature has a many of health outcomes, for your mind, body and soul.

Informed by the Japanese practice of "shinrin yoku" or “forest bathing”, this type of mindful walking is calming and soothing to the nervous system and can help boost your immune system.

Over the 4 weeks of this program we’ll explore different pathways that help us reconnect to nature and ourselves. So break and get back to the great outdoors. Sessions involve:

  • Guided meditation
  • Sensory awareness walks
  • Bush tea ceremonies
  • Nature exploration activities

General Information

Age: All welcomed
Times: 6.30 am - 8.00 am
Meeting Point/VenueThe WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
Price: From $20 - $55

Buy tickets here.

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"Reconciliation Starts with Me" Nature Therapy walk
May
27
8:00 AM08:00

"Reconciliation Starts with Me" Nature Therapy walk

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Reconciliation means different things to different people. At the heart of the process, reconciliation has elements of truth, justice, forgiveness, healing, reparation, and love.  None of these is possible without relationships of understanding and acceptance.  

Over the millennia we have forgotten the sacred part of nature and our belonging to it.  We spend our lives indoors and have cut ourselves off from others who are different from us.  On this Nature Therapy walk we will use nature to help us explore who we really are, to reconsider our relationships with ourselves, each other and the environment around us. 

What is Nature Therapy?

NT is inspired by the practice of Shinrin Yoku (or forest bathing) from Japan.  With a focus on slowing down and awakening the senses, Nature Therapy walks involve a series of guided invitations to help relax, become present and make contact with nature.  The experience invites room for listening and reflection, for quiet and accepting presence, and for inquiry through all the senses, in a non-judgmental setting.

Your Certified Guide combines all these elements, and ensures the experience is relaxing, restorative and inspiring.   Each experience is no more than a kilometre in length and requires only a low level of fitness.

Limited spaces available due to small group size.

For detailed information and bookings phone Lucy on 0417 927 657 or go to
www.metaphoricallyspeaking.com.au/nft/

About Your Guide

Lucy Van Sambeek is a Certified Guide trained by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and a member of Nature and Wellbeing Australia.  Living in the Nambucca Valley, Lucy brings more than 10 years experience as a social worker in remote and urban Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.  Her passion is bringing opportunities for healing to people through nature, art and storytelling.

We acknowledge that the land upon which we live and work has been nurtured for thousands of years by the Gumbaynggirr people.  We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.  This walk is scheduled in Reconciliation Week 2018, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Free Forest Bathing Belair National Park
May
16
9:30 AM09:30

Free Forest Bathing Belair National Park

Free Forest Bathing session hosted by the Unley Cancer Care Centre and supported with a grant from 'Amongst it'.

You don't need to be a member of the Cancer Care Centre, but given that so many people are impacted by cancer it may be well worth looking at the fantastic services and resources offered by the Centre. Our final Forest Bathing session in this free series is already booked out, so get in quickly with your booking using the link to Eventbrite below.

What is it?
A Forest Bathing walk provides the opportunity to experience the benefits of slowing down and enjoying being in nature. Forest Bathing is not about bushwalking or nature identification, or ‘thinking’. We spend about 2 1/2 hours and typically travel less than 1 km. It is an opportunity to engage our 5 senses - listening, touching, smelling, tasting and seeing as we really slow ourselves down and allow ourselves to just ‘be’ in nature. The experience involves a series of guided ‘invitations’ to help us connect with nature, calm our busy minds, perhaps be playful and have some fun. The experience is tailored to the needs of the group.

Why do this?
Forest Bathing is a translation of the Japanese word “Shinrin-Yoku”, and is the practice of ‘bathing’ ourselves in a forest or natural environment, for the widespread health benefits that brings. In a world where people are increasingly disconnected from nature, a deliberate nature-based experience such as Forest Bathing can help us access the wellbeing benefits of nature.

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Forest Bathing in the Japanese Garden, Adelaide
May
1
9:30 AM09:30

Forest Bathing in the Japanese Garden, Adelaide

This is a free Forest Bathing experience for members of the Cancer Care Centre, South Australia. This session is funded by a grant from 'Amongst it' to support nature connection activities in South Australia. You may be interested in becoming a member of the Cancer C are Centre to access their wide range of services and information, and to participate in this and other Forest Bathing experiences.

Our session today will be held at the Himeji Japanese Garden on South Terrace, Adelaide - a self-contained world within a world with beautiful foliage, water and sense of peace.

For more information and bookings contact the Cancer Care Centre on (08) 8272 2411

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Forest Bathing in the Adelaide Parklands
Apr
28
9:30 AM09:30

Forest Bathing in the Adelaide Parklands

This is a free Forest Bathing experience for members of the Cancer Care Centre, South Australia. This session is funded by a grant from 'Amongst it' to support nature connection activities in South Australia. You may be interested in becoming a member of the Cancer Care Centre to access their wide range of services and information, and to participate in this and other Forest Bathing experiences.

Our session today will be held at the bush regeneration area in the South Parklands - an oasis of bush in an urban landscape.

For more information and bookings contact the Cancer Care Centre on (08) 8272 2411

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Greet the day nature connection at the beach
Apr
2
7:30 AM07:30

Greet the day nature connection at the beach

Easter Monday Nature Bathing at the beach (no swimming!). Forest and nature bathing is not always about the trees, and there are many health and wellbeing benefits of being at the beach. Our Nature Bathing experience will be about being present with the rocks, the rhythmic forces of the tides and waves, the warmth of the sun and the vastness of the sky. We will move along the rocks, spend time noticing the beautiful environment around us and witness the  beginning of the day. 

Bookings at the link below

 

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