This webinar will demonstrate ecotherapy ideas for attendees to implement in their own communities, on their own trails, and at different scales, and also show the importance of collaboration for community health.
This session will begin with an example ecotherapy exercise to demonstrate the impacts of nature on mental health. Participants will be asked to imagine a natural space that serves as their refuge in times of stress, and list how that space supports them.
After that introductory exercise and a brief overview of the speaker and related work, we will dive into what ecotherapy/nature mindfulness is and why it’s important.
This section will include:
The presenter offers two examples from their own work and will discuss the development of Ecotherapy Trails and a Campus Ecotherapy Guide at Butler University, and the new Mindful Nature Walks program with Indy Community Yoga, both in Indianapolis. These pilot projects can demonstrate ideas for audience members to implement in their own communities, on their own trails, and at different scales, and also show the importance of collaboration for community health. Lastly, they’ll discuss how cross-sector partnerships can accelerate ecotherapy projects, such as between institutions, individuals, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders, using the two previously mentioned projects as examples. The presenter will suggest strategies for success in project collaboration before we end with Q & A.
Trail uses: nonmotorized. Relevant to: natural and paved surfaces.
This is a virtual training. See the event website for more details.
General. All trail types are relevant.
|Starts||January 25, 2024
This event takes place in Pacific Daylight Time.
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