The therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku
—Forest Bathing

Sunday, November 4 at 9:30 AM
Hall's Pond Sanctuary
Sponsored by Brookline GreenSace Alliance

Forest Therapy is a gentle practice of mindful awareness and connection to nature that promotes wellness through the direct experience of green spaces and natural areas. There is mounting scientific research showing that Forest Therapy walks improve positive feelings, quality of sleep, depression, memory, concentration, immune functioning, and decrease anxiety, stress, negative feelings, blood pressure, and blood sugar.  In the book Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness Qing Li, an immunologist at Tokyo's Nippon Medical School, offers a guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, which promotes healing the mind, body and spirit through spending mindful, intentional time around trees.

Jacob Sanditen, a Brookline native, is becoming certified as a Forest Therapy guide. He will lead us with a Brookline GreenSpace Alliance representative on a walk through Hall’s Pond Nature Sanctuary.  Join us on Sunday, November 4 at 9:30 am.  (Remember to change your clocks - Fall Back!)  The 2 hour walk will cover approximately a quarter of a mile and is open to all mobility levels.  Bring a water bottle and a mat for sitting.  Join us to take advantage of this special event. For more information and to RSVP: info@brooklinegreenspace.org