Forest Therapy Walk
Inspired Art Making
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is an immersive experience designed
to connect you with nature using your senses.
"Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature"
is about being in
the moment and tapping into your intuitive self.
About: Join us for a unique experience that connects you with nature, yourself, and rejuvenates your spirit. The day combines a guided Forest Therapy walk during which you will be invited to connect with nature using your senses. Then further enjoy and process your experience by engaging your creativity and making inspired art using natural materials. Plan for a relaxing day that provides renewal in a way that allows your own inner peace and health to radiate beyond the event itself. Each person's experience is unique, so you will benefit according to your own needs.
What to Expect from the Day:
The day will start with participants gathering at The Amerson House and taking a short walk down a side street to the nearby Elwyn John Wildlife Sanctuary. There, Robin Hancock will lead the Forest Therapy Walk which will last about 3 hours.
Forest Therapy is the practice of using a combination of the human senses to become fully and mindfully immersed in a natural setting, primarily a forest. The western practice of Forest Therapy was inspired by, and derived from, the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, literally "forest bathing". Participants of a Shinrin-Yoku walk are guided through a series of invitations that encourage immersion of the Forest through their senses, thus fully experiencing their natural surroundings and becoming beneficiaries of the "medicine of the forest".
After the Forest Walk, we will walk back to the Amerson House and share in lunch together. Megan Bryant will then guide you in a time of self-reflection through journaling and then engage in art making using gatherings obtained during the walk as well as a large assortment of other art materials that will be provided. This time of self-expression and creativity allows for the creation of personal meaning making of the experience.
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30pm (prompt arrival by 8:30am)
The Amerson House
1790 LaVista Road, NE
Atlanta GA, 30329
(The Amerson House is located on the St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church property)
Total cost is $120 and all supplies are included.
Payment for the workshop is due upon registration. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.
Meet the Facilitators:
- Prompt arrival requested by 8:30am so we can start the walk at 9:00am
The walk itself should not total more than half a mile in distance, with a few opportunities to sit and relax.
- You will provide/bring your lunch and any snacks you would like throughout the day.
There is a refrigerator, freezer, and microwave available for use.
- All supplies will be provided.
You can bring any additional art supplies you may want for your personal use
- Coffee, tea, and water will be available when at The Amerson House
Robin Hancock is an outdoor enthusiast who has always been aware of the benefits intrinsic to being in nature. Throughout her life she has naturally turned to the forest for comfort and spiritual retreat. She feels called now to share the gifts of the forest to all who wish to also realize the bounty of wisdom, healing, and health benefits, available to us all through connecting with nature.
Megan Bryant is a clinician at The Peaceful Place and
is a licensed clinical counselor and a registered Art Therapist. She has formulated this retreat day after experiencing the benefits during a Forest Walk with Robin. She was inspired to create an experience for others that combines our human instinct to connect
with nature and create art.
"Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more."
- Vincent Van Gogh
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