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CARE: Community and Recreation for Employees

Community Corner: Could Forest Bathing Help?

Date: 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT March 14, 2018 Location: Templeton Campus Center - Thayer

Templeton Campus Center - Thayer

In celebration of the L&C Ombuds Office tenth anniversary, this month’s Community Corner will host Ombudsperson Valerie White for a return of the popular presentation “Forest Bathing.” Birthday cake will be served.

Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, is a practice centered on the healing and restorative properties that can come from immersion in the woods. (The session is indoors so you don’t have to worry about appropriate shoes.)

The Japanese government formally began promoting Forest Bathing in 1982. Research and Shinrin-yoku’s resulting popularity have spread across the globe. Almost half of Oregon is forested, Tryon Creek State Natural Area is in walking distance from campus, and Lewis & Clark has plenty of trees, so you don’t have to go far to try it out.

If you already know about the practice and want to see who else is interested, please join us to share your experience and be with like-minded folks. All in our campus community are welcome.

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