Tele-work is great but sitting in front of a screen all day can make the best of us feel a bit off. Take a break from work and kids. Join us for this Mini Nature Retreat. We will meet two Fridays in July and two Fridays in August. You can sign up for as many as you would like. 10% discount if you sign up for all 4.
Each session is designed to help you unplug, explore your personal relationship with the more than human world, and connect with other like minded women.
Short didactic explanation
Experiential activity in nature
Why A Mini Retreat?
Because you are busy! Ideally, we could all escape longer from our hectic lives. However, realistically we can’t always do that. More importantly, many times women return from a retreat only to find that they still don’t have the tools to cope with their overwhelming lives.
A mini retreat allows you to heal in the context of work, life, family, and stress. It also takes away the challenge of finding child, pet, or elder care. Lastly, it is cost efficient. Not only are you saving money on travel and hotels, you don’t need to use any PTO–just slip out for a couple of hours.
The most important reason is because you deserve it. How much do you give to others? It’s time to refill your well. The kids get to go to camp, why can’t you have a little fun outdoors?
What Is Nature Informed Therapy?
Nature Informed Therapy is based on Evolutionary Psychology, Ecological Systems Theory, and Attention Restoration Theory.
It is growing in popularity as many people trade in sitting on their sofa for more experimental models of healing.
The Mini Retreat Sessions
July 7: How Does Nature Heal? In this session, we explore our disconnect from nature and how that harms us. We then explore practical ways to use nature for healing.
July 21: Reconnect with Nature. This session focuses on refreinding nature. How would it feel to go to a party where you don’t know anyone? Sadly, that is often our experience in the outdoors. We will find ways to incorporate nature back into our daily lives.
August 11: Shifting Perspectives. Much of our distress can be healed by learning new ways of seeing and thinking. Nature is a great teacher for this.
August 25: Rewilding. We are domesticated animals. That may be hard to hear, but it’s true. In this final session, we will learn ways to access a little bit of our ancestral wildness. Now don’t worry–none of this will be too “woo-woo” .
Who is this for?
Any woman 21 and older who would like to reconnect with nature. Although we will not be doing anything strenuous, we will be on uneven terrain. Unfortunately, this is not ADA accessible. We will also be outside through most weather conditions. There is ample shade.
About Your Host: Sharon P. Fisher is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and founder of Nurtured Well, a boutique women’s mental health center in Towson, MD. She trained with the Center For Nature Informed Therapy and is ecstatic to be offering this group. She personally enjoys all things outdoors. Prior to becoming a nurse, she had a brief stint as a fisheries biologist in Alaska.