Sun, Nov 28 | Mebane

Forest Walk

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.
Forest Walk

Time & Location

Nov 28, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Mebane, 1031 N Frazier Rd, Mebane, NC 27302, USA

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:

1. Being in nature lowers your blood pressure and improves heart health

2. Being in nature helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression

3. Nature heals and restores our brain

4. Nature helps strengthen immunity

5. Nature helps prevent onset of diabetics and obesity

6. Nature inspires awe can heal PTSD and other mental health issues

7. Nature helps quicker recovery from psychological stress

8. Being in nature helps reduce inflammation

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

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