Forest Therapy Walk-Toronto, ON

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in

When:
September 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Where:
High Park
Cost:
Suggested Donation: $20-$40
Contact:
Carolynne Crawley
Indigenous people around the world have recognized the healing benefits of connecting with nature for thousands of years. Since the 1980’s Japanese and South Korean scientific researchers have been documenting these health benefits. These Forest Therapy Walks are inspired by the work in Japan, Shinrin-Yoku, which translate to forest bathing.
Scientific Health Benefits of Forest Therapy and Nature Connection
• Improves immunity by increasing natural killer cells
• Reduces symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress
• Improves memory, attention span, and mood
• Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
Guided walks create opportunity for people to slow down and develop deeper connections to the non-human world through a series of sensory invitations. Sharing circles, wild crafted tea, and gratitude are included in walks.
Carolynne Crawley, Forest Therapy Guide, has supported children and youth diagnosed with mental health issues for two decades. She is a mentor in the work of nature connection. She has long recognized the connection between our state of well being and our relationship with the non-human world. She currently works with a food security organization teaching food literacy.
Guide certification is accredited by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs.
Suggested donation of $20-$40 to be donated to the Toronto Wildlife Centre