There is a growing body of data that supports the idea that nature is highly beneficial for our bodies and minds. Get an overview of current findings from a wide variety of research-based studies. This presentation includes hands-on nature connection activities with Cayla Samano, a certified Forest Therapy Guide and Mentor. Cayla facilitates nature connection experiences in the Metro-Detroit Area and Ann Arbor. Her unique brand of forest therapy is inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, (forest -bathing) which started in Japan in the 1980s as a response to an over-stressed urban population.
The Science Behind Forest Therapy and Nature Connection
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