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"Reconciliation Starts with Me" Nature Therapy walk

  • Beilby's Beach Nambucca Heads Australia (map)

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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