Nature Screen at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster will present “Forest Bathing: Deepening Our Relationship with Nature,” a virtual experience with field guide Carol Marcy Friday, August 7; Tuesday, August 11; Monday, August 17; and Monday, August 24, at 12:30 PM.
The concept of forest bathing grew out of a practice in Japan called Shinrin-yoku. It is about swimming in the living being of the forest: drinking in the smells, feeling the breeze on ones skin, hearing it move through the trees, soaking up the warm healing rays of the sun and touching the earth with awareness. The walk becomes a meditation through which one can experience deep interconnectedness with nature and the forest.
Participants will join field guide Carol Marcy on a virtual guided walk in which they will be shown how to pay attention in a new way. Following the screening, Ms. Marcy will answer questions, then participants will take a self-guided walk on the museum’s Wing Island or Lee Baldwin trails and practice what they have just learned.
Ms. Marcy has a doctorate in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in dance/movement therapy. After retiring to Cape Cod in 2017, she teaches classes in meditation and has completed the field guide training course at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.
The program fee is $5 in addition to museum admission. Reservations are required. Tickets are available online.