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Nature and Well-Being: Getting More From Your Green Time | Sarah Nielsen

Description

ABSTRACT
Direct exposure to nature has been proven to be extremely beneficial for our physical and emotional well-being. As a result, calls for the public to balance out their screen time with “green time” have been increasing, but it’s worth noting that we can know nature is good for us, and yet still find it challenging to put green time it into practice. This session provides experiential learning opportunities that teach participants how to refocus their attention so that they can reconnect with nature in technology-free ways, leading to sustainable habits around getting more green time, less screen time, and improved well-being.

OBJECTIVES
Following this session, participants will be able to:

  1. identify the “biophilia/biophobia” spectrum and its influence on nature exposure.
  2. discuss and practice forms of noticing, nature journaling and logging.
  3. list and reproduce demonstrated sensory awareness activities.

NOTE: "Registration" for individual sessions is not required. Once onsite, you may attend any sessions on the day(s) for which you are registered.

Contributors

  • Sarah Nielsen, NBC-HWC, MEd

    Sarah Nielsen is a health and outdoor educator with 18 years of experience working in the private and public sectors of workplace wellness. She specializes in facilitating customized learning experiences in health education, personal wellness, and nature therapy that enhance well-being and improve healthspan. Sarah holds a Masters in Health Education and is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Lifestyle Medicine Coach, and registered ParkRx America provider. She operates her private practice in Austin, Texas and is an instructor at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Aging is Cool.

August 29, 2024
Thu 9:00 AM CDT
In-person Individual session registration NOT required

Duration 1H 15M

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