Trees Matter Fredericton Online Event – The Art and Science of Forest Bathing, with Dr. Monika Stelzl
Monday Feb 15th, 7-8pm
Monika became interested in the research showing that a particular way of being in nature can have profound and long-lasting effects on our health and well-being. It’s not just a walk in the woods, but how we engage our senses as we walk.
The benefits of forest therapy have been making headlines around the world as people spend more time outside during the pandemic. In this session, learn about the Japanese art of Shin Rin Yoku, or Forest Bathing. Experience a short (optional) on-line practice, followed by questions and answers.
Dr Stelzl, a social psychology professor with STU, became interested in the research showing that a particular method of being in nature can have profound and long-lasting effects on health and well-being. She is the developer of the popular “Psychology of the Human-Nature Connection” course and a certified Forest Therapy guide. Pre-pandemic, she led walks in Fredericton for organizations like Nature Trust NB.
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or email TreesMatterFredericton@ gmail.com
Our free online Monday nite speakers series features local experts on all things Fredericton urban forest. Educate while you Hibernate!