Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 23, 2024, Wesleyan University

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

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Forest Therapy to Promote Wellness and Build Community

Room: TBD
Intro Level

Healthy people make healthy communities and healthy communities make healthy land. At the forefront of the eco-conscious movement, is the practice of forest therapy, reconnecting humans to nature for personal and planetary well-being. Come discover the practice of forest therapy (aka forest bathing)—its history and health benefits, framework, and why it matters now. Learn how land trusts are uniquely positioned to promote this practice and the benefits you can receive in return. We’ll discuss how you can partner with a certified Forest Therapy Guide to foster wellness and community engagement. Research shows that those who are more connected to nature are more likely to support activities that conserve and enhance the environment. By offering programs that encourage the appreciation of the healthful benefits of the forest, land trusts can create a stronger human and Earth community.

Presenter(s)

Regan Stacey, Co-founder, The Forest Therapy School, Forest Therapy Guide; volunteer, Lyme Land Trust

Kristina White, Executive Director, Lyme Land Trust

Resources and Handouts

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“CLCC’s annual conference is like Woodstock for Connecticut’s land conservation community. It’s an opportunity to foster connections, get inspired, and celebrate our collective accomplishments”

- Pete Govert, Executive Director, East Haddam Land Trust


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