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Forest Bathing at Tifft Nature Preserve
11/12/2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
(Rain/Snow Date: November 19, 2022)
Forest Bathing is an adaptation of Shinrin-Yoku, a research-based practice of nature immersion originating in Japan, which supports physiological health and psychological relaxation and well-being. When on a guided walk to “take in the forest atmosphere,” participants are invited to slow their pace, open their senses to the elements around them, pay attention to what is happening within, engage in reciprocity with the more-than-human world, and pause occasionally to share what they are noticing with fellow participants. Forest Bathing is NOT a heat-generating activity, so participants are encouraged to dress accordingly for this approximately two-hour meander through Tifft Nature Preserve. Bring your water, snacks, comfortable shoes or boots, optional sit upon, extra layer of clothing (hiking poles only for added comfort – remember, this is not a hike). Jennifer will supply lightweight camping stools.
Jennifer Fendya, PhD, has guided Forest Bathing walks for individuals and groups in and around Western NY since 2017 and is certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT). She is a Psychologist and Sandplay Therapist in private practice in downtown Buffalo, a member of the international Climate Psychology Alliance, and co-chair of Climate Reality Project-WNY Chapter.
Limited walk of 10. Participants will be provided with meeting location upon registration. Please RSVP with your contact cell number by November 9, 2022, to Pam Sander at [email protected]