My Wellness Work Matters
A Grounding Series for Mountain Wellness Workers
This is an invitation to the community of healers, givers, social change agents and front-line staff in our mountain regions who worked tirelessly over the past year to support the increased needs of our communities. As a collaboration of mountain-town Community Foundations, we recognize the unique challenges that our communities face, even when we live in the most beautiful places on the planet! The reality is mountain towns have higher cases of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, family instability, housing challenges and economic disparity. Perhaps that is why so many of us wellness workers are called to these places.
This last year has required so much from our front-line workers and social mission community, that we want to thank you. You are invited to attend a series of wellness talks that are aimed to give you the time and space to prioritize self-care.
Guided Forest Bathing
Forest Therapy (shinrin-yoku, Forest Bathing) is a research-based practice for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. The decades old practice originated in Japan and is known as shinrin-yoku, which literally translates to “taking in the forest” or “forest bathing”. Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition.
Duncan Murdoch, your Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, will help you tap into all of the benefits of forest bathing and teach you techniques to deepen your experience with nature.