Forest Therapy Walk
Forest Therapy Walk at Sinsinawa Oct. 3
Nature will provide the setting for a Forest Bathing Walking Meditation at Sinsinawa Mound Center Sunday, Oct. 3. If the morning session from 9 to 11:30 fills, an afternoon session from 1 to 3:30 will be added. Please check our website (sinsinawa.org/moundcenter/) for current COVID protocols. Begun in Japan and now spreading globally, Forest Bathing is a practice that combines a slow walk in a natural area with a clearly defined sequence of guided events that provide structure to the experience.
Facilitator Rich Collins will open with a guided meditation that helps participants to enter an embodied state in which they engage with nature through the senses rather than the intellect. Once there, Collins offers a series of invitations, which allow participants to explore nature without the normal chatter in the head. The walk requires no exceptional skill or exertion and will be limited to 16 participants. Collins is a certified guide for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy who is based in Morristown, N.J. His company, Friendly Territory, specializes in Forest Therapy walks and retreats.
The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 1, at noon, and the fee is $20. For more information, contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.