October 1, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Meaghan Harmon, L.Ac of Jade Integrated Health in Brunswick for this mindfulness-based practice. This event will consist of a short stroll from Jade Integrated Health’s office (12 Windorf Circle), through the woods to the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Labyrinth in the Woods on Crystal Spring Farm. To begin, Meaghan will introduce herself and discuss the Japanese ecotherapy practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, before everyone ventures into the woods together. Participants of the forest bathing pop-up can be of any activity level and should feel comfortable walking on nature trails and standing for intermediate periods of time. Folding chairs can be provided by request.
The simple act of immersing ourselves in the forest and truly drinking in and experiencing the natural environment gives us a necessary pause in the midst of the hustle and bustle of modern life. Considered preventative medicine in Japan, studies have shown that forest bathing can boost the immune system, effectively reduce anxiety, depression, and stress, improve mood and, more specifically, benefit COPD and high blood pressure.
As a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist at Jade, Meaghan has participated in many forest bathing excursions with her teachers while a student at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. She is thrilled to lead you on a forest bathing journey that is also influenced by her qigong and meditation experience.
Please be sure to wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a short walk in nature
Leave your phone and other devices at home, or at least on silent!
Rain dates will be October 5th and October 8th
No prior meditation experience is needed
- Registration is required
To register, click here. Proceeds from this series are being generously donated by Jade Integrated Health to benefit the work of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust. Registration is $10.
Venue: Jade Integrated Health