Join me for a beautiful sunset experience to farewell daylight savings and the seasons change and the days shorten. This nature connection event delivered by an occupational therapist is an opportunity to come and try a version of nature connection practice inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing). To borrow the words of a fellow nature and forest therapy guide, ‘the beach is my forest’ and nature connection isn’t always about trees. I love the beach and the stones here and it’s beautiful to feel the warmth of the rocks as the days get cooler. So join me as we wander in the rocks, connect with our senses - listening, touching, smelling, tasting and seeing as we allow ourselves to just ‘be’ in nature. The experience involves guided ‘invitations’ to help us connect with nature, calm our busy minds, perhaps be playful and have some fun and is tailored to the needs of the group.
Nature connection supports the development of sensory awareness, physical skills, emotional regulation and connecting with others in a group - plus many other benefits. All of these can support our ability to do the things we need, want and have to do every day.
In a world where people of all ages are increasingly disconnected from nature, a deliberate nature-based experience such as this can help us access the wellbeing benefits of nature.
This event is held on the rocks along the beach - they are uneven, unpredictable and beautiful. You will need a reasonable level of mobility to be able to walk safely - although we move very slowly and are never rushed. (I fell over the first time I did this walk). We will also be there in low light and dark so consider those aspects when you decide if this is the right walk for you.
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