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Be Well in Nature (wellness workshops with Stanford University)
May 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDTFree
John Muir Laws is speaking as a part of a day-long panel on nature and wellness. When we connect with nature, we can foster peace and tranquility within ourselves, resulting in positive well-being. In fact, research has shown that spending time in nature reduces stress, anxiety, and depression. Sessions include the science of wellness in nature, journaling, boosting resilience, recognizing our authentic selves, and connecting through movement. You may attend the whole day or drop in throughout the day for the sessions that interest you. Attend two or more sessions to be entered into a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card.
Description of my program: Keeping an illustrated, observational journal is a centuries-old method that has been reenvisioned and refined through our understanding of neuroscience, learning, and deliberate practice. A nature journal focuses our attention and crystalizes our observations, thoughts, and experiences. This class will help you collect and organize your observations, questions, connections, and explanations in a notebook using words, pictures, and numbers. You do not need to be an artist or a naturalist. These skills can be learned by anyone and developed through practice. Journaling is creative, rigorous, and playful. It is easy to begin and learn, and your work will grow and mature over a lifetime. Start now: you can do this, and the world is waiting. 11-11:50 am Pacific