The Healing Benefits of Forest Bathing and Connecting with Nature w/Dr. Courtney Crim and Dr. Laura Allen

The Healing Benefits of Forest Bathing and Connecting with Nature w/Dr. Courtney Crim and Dr. Laura Allen
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For today’s EnVibe Life Conversations Podcast, Amy Parker and Cheryl Dunn are joined by Dr. Courtney Crim and Dr. Laura Allen. They are professors, researchers, and certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guides. They discuss forest bathing and its benefits to the human mind, body, and spirit.

In this episode:

02:33 – Courtney and Laura share their backgrounds and how they became interested in forest bathing and the benefits of connecting with nature.
3:00 – Outdoor education.
05:43 – The inspiration that Laura and Courtney found from the book, The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
6:10 – The wellness benefits of being in nature.
07:55 – Courtney and Laura discuss their journeys to become Nature & Forest Therapy Guides.
11:50 – What is forest bathing? What occurs during a session?
18:25 – Attention Restoration Theory and how it is used in forest therapy.
22:30 –How forest therapy is different from guided meditation.
28:16 – Laura and Courtney share what to expect in the forest bathing experiences. What if you are not an “outdoorsy” person?
34:00 – Where can someone experience the benefits of nature and forest bathing?
35:00 – The need to maintain natural spaces in urban areas.

To learn more about Dr. Crim, Dr. Allen, and Nature Connections & Forest Bathing of San Antonio, visit their website at www.natureconnectionsofsa.com and find them on Facebook at Nature Connections & Forest Bathing of San Antonio 

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