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Forest Bathing/Contemplative Walk at Tifft Nature Preserve with Jennifer Fendya, PH.D.
April 14 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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 a meeting location upon registration.
RSVP REQUIRED/LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS: Please provide name, contact cell number no later than April 12, 2023, to:
Pam Sander at [email protected]
(Participants will be notified if inclimate weather necessitates cancellation)