It's so easy to fall out of the practice of getting into nature, particularly when we are all so, so busy with work, study, family, caring for others, and trying to stay well. This workshop takes you on a gentle, playful exploration of how to get yourself into the habit of using nature, to feel better. With some information, tools and basics on the role that nature plays in responding to our physiological makeup, what it does to our brains, and our hearts, and some really beautiful ways to pay attention as we walk through the forest.
Join us for an easygoing walk through the local forest, co-facilitated by Rumpus, and led by local nature-lovers Matt Loft and Lucy Farrier. This experience includes information on how anxiety and stress present in our bodies, and why nature and other creative activities make a difference.
What to Bring
- enclosed shoes
- water bottle
- piece of fruit or snack
What to expect:
A light morning tea will be provided. You will take home some handouts and exercises to help build good habits of mindfulness, curiosity and reflection in nature.
This workshop is part of our MakeShift program: Social prescribing that brings people face to face with evidence based activities. Make new habits, to shift the old ones.
Matt and Lucy share a love for the bush, it’s diversity of plants and animals and the interconnectedness of it all. Lucy is Bush regenerator and former National Parks and Wildlife Services Ranger. Matt is a passionate Camera Operator documenting the natural world. He works for a production company that showcase the wonders of the oceanic realm.