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Forest Bathing - Come and Try

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Oaklands Wetland and Reserve

237-265 Oaklands Rd

Oaklands Park, South Australia 5046

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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This nature connection event delivered by an occupational therapist is an opportunity to come and try a version of Forest Bathing inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku. Forest Bathing is not about bushwalking or nature identification, or ‘thinking’. It is an opportunity to engage our 5 senses - listening, touching, smelling, tasting and seeing as we allow ourselves to just ‘be’ in nature. The experience involves guided ‘invitations’ to help us connect with nature, calm our busy minds, perhaps be playful and have some fun and is tailored to the needs of the group.

Nature connection supports the development of sensory awareness, physical skills, emotional regulation and connecting with others in a group - plus many other benefits. All of these can support our ability to do the things we need, want and have to do every day.

In a world where people of all ages are increasingly disconnected from nature, a deliberate nature-based experience such as this can help us access the wellbeing benefits of nature.

FAQs

Where will we meet?

Drive to the end of the entrance road (off Oaklands Road at the traffic lights). The road turns to the right (past the toilet block). Park in that parking area and head straight ahead to the shelter with tables and chairs (past the 2 very old olive trees). If you can't find me then please ring me 0412 404 700 (although I won't answer after the session has started).

Is there a toilet?

Yes, at the car park at the end of the entrance road.

Will I be safe?

I have a current first aid certificate and will be carrying a first aid kit. There is mobile phone reception throughout the park. Please advise any particular health concerns that may be relevant. Please feel free to contact Bronwyn to discuss any concerns on 0412404700.

What should I bring into the event?

We will go ahead regardless of the weather so dress appropriately during cold weather and bring waterproof clothing in case of rain. Consider wearing/bringing an extra layer as well as beanie (hat), gloves and scarf if it's cold or windy. We move very slowly during a Forest Bathing session, and spend time sitting still so perhaps add an extra layer to your clothing since we're not physically active. If sunny then suncream and a shady hat are recommended.

Also - a drink bottle of water, and any special snacks you may want. A simple snack (usually fruit) and place specific tea will be served as part of the experience. If you or anyone in your group have any dietary restrictions or allergies please contact the organiser at flourishnaturebasedot@gmail.com to advise prior to the event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

e-mail flourishnaturebasedot@gmail.com or phone Bronwyn on 0412404700

What's the refund policy?

The event will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather or safety hazards e.g., thunderstorms. If the event is cancelled a full refund will be provided. If you are unable to attend the event and cancel via the Eventbrite process a full refund will be available up to 1 day prior to the event.

We really encourage you to prioritise this wellbeing practice for your self-care and make it important for you to attend once you have booked.

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Location

Oaklands Wetland and Reserve

237-265 Oaklands Rd

Oaklands Park, South Australia 5046

Australia

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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