The practice of Forest Therapy was recently founded through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides, based in California. The founders of this mindful, healing and connective practice were inspired by the Japanese practice of “Shinrin-yoku” which translates as “forest bathing.” Research has determined that spending time in nature not only strengthens the human immune response and reduces stress, but also makes us more creative, mindful, and content in our lives. It may also inspire an environmental ethic that leads to positive changes in our behaviour, and a decreasing personal impact. The next public session will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. The cost is $20 per person. Register for this walk at www.crca.ca/online-services.
1641 Perth Road
Glenburnie ON K0H 1S0