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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Listen to the Retreats and Getaways September Call

Thanks to those of you who joined Karin on the Retreats and Getaways SIG on Thursday for a discussion of The Healing Power of Nature.

If you enjoyed the call and want to listen again or if you missed the call, here’s the playback information.

Playback number: 712-775-7099
Access code: 901847#
Recording number: 33

Here are some additional resources from our September call.
Research Studies:
To build immune system and cancer-fighting agents: A 2004 study by Japan's National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization. Michael shared that this study was recently referenced in Outside Magazine.
To battle depression: A 2007 study by the University of Essex sited in Time Magazine.
Books:
Seasons of Change : Using Nature's Wisdom to Grow Through Life's Inevitable Ups and Downs by Carol McClelland, PhD
Clean Language:Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds by Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees
Healing Energies of Trees Patrice Bouchardon
Whispers from the Woods: The Lore & Magic of Trees Sandra Kynes
Trainings:
Season of Change Training for Professionals
Tuesdays, September 17 - November 5, 2013 Teleclass
60-minute calls, 7 p.m. Eastern
8 CEU's
For Coaches, Therapists, Counselors and Other Professionals who Support Clients in Transition

Our next call is on Thursday, October 3. Patt Osborne will be hosting guest speaker Margaret Emerson who will speak on the topic of  Using Contemplative Time in Nature for  Self Development
Numerous studies have show that nature can be a powerful healing force on the psyche. Combining the positive mental and physical benefits of exercise (hiking) and time in a natural environment can ease stress, increase creativity and promote self-reflection. Margaret Emerson will explain why she promotes "contemplative hiking" as a way to become present to the inner and outer wild, access inner wisdom and re-discover one's soul.

Margaret Emerson holds a Master's degree in ecopsychology and is the author of the book Contemplative Hiking Along the Colorado Front Range. She leads groups on silent, contemplative hikes through her MeetUp group and facilitates nature-based retreats a couple times a year. She also works full-time as a freelance writer and designer. You can learn more about Margaret and her offerings at Contemplative Hiking.
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