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Half-day Ocean Therapy Retreat at Webb Memorial

Take some time to slow down and awaken your senses for a few hours on an Ocean Therapy Retreat with Toadstool Walks!

Slow down and awaken your senses on a 3-hour guided therapeutic experience at beautiful Webb Memorial State Park!

Forest Bathing, inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, is a restorative sensory exploration that supports health and healing for all beings. From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, come discover for yourself what happens when we unplug, slow down, and open our senses to more of our natural surroundings.

Forest Bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the stressful conditions of living in modern, industrialized civilization. All the prompts, invitations, sharing, and ways of participating are optional and open to interpretation.

 

Information For Participants

Participants: This program is geared towards adults (18+).

Arriving and Parking: Webb Memorial State Park has free parking in a small lot. Please arrive early to ensure you are able to find a spot.

Bathrooms: There are free public bathrooms at Webb Memorial State Park.

What to bring

  • Something to sit on such as a light camp chair, blanket, towel or small tarp. We will be sitting and the ground may be wet or cold.
  • Comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothes with an extra warm layer. Be prepared for cooler temperatures and possible rain. This is a rain or shine event so unless there is a significant downpour or storm, we will still walk in the rain or snow so bring whatever you need to feel comfortable.
  • Bottle of Water, Bug Repellant, Sunscreen
  • A light backpack to carry whatever you bring so that your hands are free
  • A signed liability & release form

 

About Tam Willey (they/them)

Tam is a certified forest therapy guide, trainer, mentor and teacher with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and founder of Toadstool Walks, a guiding practice based in Boston, Massachusetts. Tam has guided forest therapy in collaboration with The Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Mass Audubon, Boston Harbor Now, Peabody Essex Museum, Lesley University, Boston University School Of Theology, and more. Tam is passionate about the ways that forest therapy can build collective empathy and compassion, broaden and heal relationships, human and beyond, supporting our re-membering of our own nature. For more information about Tam, check out ToadstoolWalks.com

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