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Nature’s Healing Circle: A Mother’s Day Refuge for Women Touched by Loss

May 11 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm CDT

This special session, designed for those who find Mother’s Day complex due to loss or estrangement, offers a nurturing escape into the arms of the grandest mother of all—Mother Nature. Join us for a guided Forest Therapy session, inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku or “Forest Bathing,” which promotes wellness and healing through deep connections with the forest environment.

In the gentle comfort of nature’s embrace, we gather to honor our experiences and feelings that arise during Mother’s Day. This session is crafted for individuals who may be grieving, reflecting, or finding their path forward after the loss of a loved one. Whether you are mourning a mother, a child, or navigating the complexities of a strained maternal relationship, here you will find a supportive environment to process and experience your feelings with the support of Mother Nature.

What to Expect: Our Forest Therapy session is a gentle journey through nature, focusing not on physical exertion but on emotional and spiritual comfort. You will be guided through a series of invitations to engage with the environment in a way that fosters a deep, restorative connection. These invitations are designed to help you slow down and open your senses, allowing the natural world to help soothe and clarify feelings of grief or loss.

Participants are encouraged to interact with their surroundings with a quiet presence, reconnecting with their senses and tapping into their innate creativity. This can awaken the imagination and foster a sense of peace and space for healing. Each step and breath in our nature therapy walk is an opportunity to find solace and clarity within the nurturing presence of nature, enhancing both personal and ecological well-being. Learn more about what to expect here ».

Join us in this Healing Walk: Allow Mother Nature to be your therapist on this day. Together, in the company of those who share your experiences, find a sanctuary where you can feel, heal, and honor your journey. This is more than just a walk; it’s a profound engagement with life and a step toward healing on Mother’s Day.

Sign Up Now: Spaces are limited to ensure a personal and intimate experience. Pre-registration is required to secure your place in this unique healing circle.

Limited Spots Available – Max Capacity 20 participants

$35 Per Participant
Jess Thenhaus, Certified Forest and Nature Therapy Guide

About Your Guide:
Jess Thenhaus is a Certified Forest and Nature Therapy Guide, Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and the founder of Urban Forest Therapy. Holding a wealth of certifications and informed by a decade-long journey of education, training and practice, Jess stands at the forefront of integrating nature-based wellness with somatic and trauma-informed care. Learn More »

Babler State Park

800 Guy Park Dr.
Wildwood, Missouri 63005 United States
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