Nature can be a powerful antidote to the stress, grief, and other strong emotions that can result from this period of rapid and radical change in our world.
Forest Therapy is a healing practice that weaves together the Japanese art of shinrin yoku, or “forest bathing,” and elements of Jungian psychology to help individuals slow down and cultivate a deeper sense of connection, both with nature and themselves.
Join Jess Isaacs-Blundin, a certified Forest Therapy practitioner and owner of Wild Philadelphia, for a guided forest therapy exploration at Awbury Arboretum. Participants can explore how mindful time with nature can increase a sense of calm, resilience, clarity, and connection to our true selves.
The walk will blend time for solitude in nature with conversational sharing. We’ll maintain social distance and wear masks while we are sharing. Participants will be invited to share in any way that feels right to them; silence is also a welcome form of sharing. The walk will vary between wandering, sitting, and standing, and will cover no more than one mile. We’ll conclude the walk with a tea ceremony.
This is a FREE community event — space is limited. Please register in advance, and notify us if you need to cancel.
Only 10 spaces offered for this event.
Location: meet at the Cope House, 1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138