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About the Program
Twice a month, we come together for one hour to cultivate mindful awareness within the context of nature as a personal and community wellness practice. In the same way that one would go to a yoga class, Forest Walks are for those of us who want to experience the healing power of nature and to strengthen our connection to the "felt presence" of the living Earth.
According to Ontario psychologist Elizabeth Nisbet, "people may avoid nearby nature because a chronic disconnection from nature causes them to underestimate its hedonic benefits." Ultimately, we don't experience natural environments enough to realize just how restorative it is to our wellbeing nor are we fully aware of the research that confirms they make us healthier, happier, more creative, and empathetic.
Research today confirms the profoundly healing and restorative effects of nature on our mind and body. Studies reveal that:
Indoors, we tend to use only two senses, our eyes and our ears. Outside is where all of our multi-sensory capacities awaken as we smell the flowers, taste the fresh air, notice at the changing colors of the trees, hear the birds singing and feel the breeze on our skin. Eco-mindfulness will support you in developing your curiosity, expand your senses and explore your interconnectedness with your living environment.
DETAILS 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month | 4-5pm Location: Common Ground Ecovillage, 1031 N. Frazier Rd. Mebane, NC 27302