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Forest Bathing & Earth Examen

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am CDT

Free

Experience forest bathing, led by a certified guide, followed by practice of the Christian spiritual discipline of the Earth Examen. Forest bathing, a practice that originated in Japan, involves taking in, in all of one’s senses, the forest atmosphere. Not simply a walk in the woods, it is the conscious and contemplative practice of being immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the forest. Forest bathing has been shown to reduce stress, improve mood and focus, enhance creativity, and lead to an increased sense of calm and altruistic behavior, in addition to other benefits such as boosting the immune system and lowering blood pressure. As Christians, we understand that God is present in God’s creation, and after our guided forest bath, we’ll spend some time considering the Earth Examen as we reflect both on our time spent forest bathing and on our relationship with all creation. This activity is for a small group and space is limited. Please register at www.eventbrite.com. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com with any questions.

Details

Date:
September 17
Time:
9:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-bathing-earth-examen-tickets-389880983517

Organizer

Christ the King Lutheran Church
Email:
gcs.lrc@gmail.com

Venue

Montgomery County Nature Preserve
1122 Pruitt Road
The Woodlands, TX 77380 United States
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Phone:
12813008212
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