Mon., Feb. 15 | Online Event

Let's Talk Trees: Forest Bathing

"The forest is the therapist. The guide opens the doors." ~Amos Clifford Learn about the practice and benefits of forest bathing (shinrin-yoku) and forest therapy walks from certified forest therapy guide, Dr. Monika Stelzl.
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Let's Talk Trees: Forest Bathing

Time & Location

Feb. 15, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. AST
Online Event

About the Event

Dr. Monika Stelzl will introduce you to the practice of forest bathing (shinrin-yoku) and forest therapy walks. Following the description of the practice, you will be guided on a brief sensory exploration. For the experiential guided portion, it may be helpful to have headphones or earbuds. Have a part of nature near you if possible—anything will do, such as a rock, plant, piece of fruit or vegetable, or a glass of water. The final part of the session will be open to questions and discussion of the topic.

Monika Stelzl grew up in Czechoslovakia (now Czechia) where she spent a substantial amount of time roaming the outdoors. Since coming to Canada, Monika has continued to savour nature’s company. She holds a PhD in Social Psychology and works as a professor at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. In 2019, she underwent ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) training to become a certified forest therapy guide. As a guide, Monika is passionate about re-connecting people with the forest and the many beings who dwell there. She lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

CONTEST: Submit a photograph and a brief story about a tree that was important in your life to enter a draw for a free copy of David Palmer and Tracy Glynn, The Great Trees of New Brunswick 2nd ed. (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions with the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, 2019). Trees Matter Fredericton gratefully acknowledges CCNB’s donation of a copy of this bestselling guide to the trees of the Acadian forest.

Submit entries by Feb 21, 2021 to TreesMatterFredericton@gmail.com. Selected entries may be posted on the TMF Facebook page or website. The winner’s name will be drawn on February 22 at the end of David Palmer’s tree talk.

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