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Forest Bathing 101: Tapping into Everyday Nature

Submitted by bberkowitz@publ... on Mon, 07/12/2021 - 10:50am
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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ET

Join us for an interactive, meditative “stroll” guided by Judy Beaudette, who explains the history behind forest bathing (‘shinrin yoku’ in Japan), a research-based mindfulness practice that offers wellness through immersion in nature. Evidence-based research links forest bathing to powerful health benefits, including reduced blood pressure and stress levels, a stronger immune system, improved sleep, better cognition, and higher energy levels. You’ll have the chance to practice a few techniques and will leave with ways to weave forest bathing into your everyday life.

Participants are encouraged to bring something from nature and be ready to share insights with others.

A lifelong nature enthusiast, Judy Beaudette tended her first garden at age 12 in Nebraska, then went on to create vegetable and perennial gardens on both the East and West Coasts.  Her interest in forest bathing emerged while serving on the board of Friends of North Creek Forest, a Seattle-area nonprofit that successfully preserved 64 acres of urban forest as a wilderness park in Bothell, WA. Since 2017, she’s been designing and leading forest bathing walks for groups and individuals within the greater Seattle area. 

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