$25 – $210

Multiple Dates

Forest Therapy - Mindfulness in Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

152 Mount Coot Tha Road

Mount Coot-Tha, QLD 4066

Australia

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Event description
Immerse your senses in nature on a guided wander through the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens with a certified Forest Therapy Guide.

About this Event

This is your chance to connect with nature more deeply than you may have before. With a guide beside you who is trained to deliver Forest Therapy, you can access the therapeutic effects of nature more fully. You'll be shown how to calm down and cultivate presence on your walk. You'll receive the invitations you need to deepen your awareness of the natural elements around you and within you. Plus, it's delivered in an easy to follow way that requires no previous experience in meditation or mindfulness. We'll walk at a gentle pace over ~1.5km so you don't require a high level of fitness either.

When? Saturdays 3-5pm

Where? Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Meet at the Auditorium building where public toilets and a water fountain is available. See the photos below of the meeting point.

If you are feeling ill, do not attend this walk and inform the organiser if you have already booked in.

In the case of light rain, bring a raincoat. In the case of heavy rain/thunderstorms, the walk will be postponed.

Background Info

Have you heard the talk about nature being good for you? Indeed, nature can enhance our mental and physical health in the way it interacts with our cardiovascular, nervous and immune systems. For example, studies of people spending time in nature have found reductions in blood pressure and heart rates, relief from stress and attention fatigue, and even boosted activity of natural killer cells (which support our immunity).

The practice of mindfully immersing oneself in nature can be traced back to Japan where it is known as Shinrin-yoku ('taking in the forest atmosphere' or 'forest bathing'). It came about as an intervention for the intense stress levels experienced by the working population. Nowadays, doctors in Japan can provide green prescriptions to stressed out patients because they know nature's important capacity to recuperate our mental and physical health. With so many beautiful natural spaces around Australia, it only makes sense that we make the most of them to boost public health and wellbeing.

Share with friends

Location

Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

152 Mount Coot Tha Road

Mount Coot-Tha, QLD 4066

Australia

View Map

Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Save This Event

Event Saved