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    Dear Friends,

    Yesterday members and friends of Health Ministry participated in the Wright-Locke Farm offering, The Therapy of Being in the Forest. We had a beautiful day to explore the calm and heal qualities of nature. The experience refreshed the spirit and relaxed the body. I wanted to let you know that there are openings for a second guided forest walk this coming Monday June 25 from 4-6 pm. Below is a description of the program and registration information.

    Wright-Locke Farm Adult Education Website: The Therapy of Being in the Forest, a.k.a. “Forest-Bathing”
    Join us in one of the most inspiring trends in Nature Therapy called Shinrin-yoku, which translates to “forest bathing”. There’s no water involved, instead we will immerse ourselves in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of natural environments by slow walking. Studies have proven the health benefits of guided slow walks where we take time to reconnect with the natural world and forget about the stress of a modern, high-tech life. The joy of forest bathing is that it is not a hike or naturalist walk. It’s about strengthening your life-long friendship with Nature. Be inspired and take a slow walk with us! The Forest is the Therapist. The Guide Opens the Door. Approximately 2 hours. Led by Lisa S. Mediano, Certified Forest Therapy Guide. Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear for walking. Cost: $10 per person. Afternoon Walk: Monday, June 25, 4-6pm.

    NOTE: This fall Health Ministry is planning opportunities for families and adults to explore the sacred in nature.

    Enjoy the Summer,
    Kathleen Zagata, Health Minister