Location: Rockpoint Trails
Co-Hosted by Railyard Apothecary & Nature Connection Guide
In Partnership with Green State Gardeners
Guide: Duncan Murdoch
Date: Saturday, Oct 20th
Limit: 15 people
Location: Trailhead Parking lot across:
5 Rock Point Rd
Burlington, VT 05408
Unplug, Slow Down & Connect
Join for a fall guided CBD Forest Bathing walk and connect to nature through all of your senses in this beautiful and special natural area. Being in nature has been shown to be restorative, healing and inspirational. Delve even deeper into your connection to the natural world with nature’s gift and medicine, CBD.
“Forest Bathing” and “taking in the atmosphere of the forest” are both direct translations of Shinrin-Yoku. Shinrin-Yoku is the scientifically backed Japanese tradition of nature immersion for wellness that began in 1982 and is just now catching on in the United States.
About the Walk
CBD has been provided by Green State Gardener and will be given out to the group at the onset. Your ANFT Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, Duncan will then offer a series of “invitations” to help you explore nature through your senses in new and deeply familiar ways. The walk will consist of time for solitude in nature and moments talk with the group about your experience in the “way of council”: a practice in authenticity, compassion and deep listening.
The experience will be completed with a wildcrafted tea ceremony in the forest served in traditional hand crafted Japanese tea cups.
Cannabidiol—CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC.
The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.
Scientific and clinical research—much of it sponsored by the US government—underscores CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions including: arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders.
CBD has demonstrable neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere. Further evidence suggests that CBD is safe even at high doses.
You may be asking yourself:
- Wait, so I don’t have to be naked to do Forest Bathing?
Nope. Forest Bathing is the English translation of Shinrin-yoku so keep that warm sweater on.
- I already do “forest bathing” on my own. So, why do I need a guide?
Much like having a meditation teacher a yoga instructor, the Forest & Nature Therapy Guide helps you learn and refine your practice. The guide opens the doorway and creates the space where you can explore the forest in ways you may have never thought of. The guide’s role is to help you to have your own self-directed eco-therapeutic journey in nature.
- Will CBD get me high?
You will likely feel relaxed from the medicine of the forest but no, it is non-psychoactive which means it will not get you “high”.
- What should I bring?
Please wear clothes you that don’t mind making contact with the earth in. Dress comfortably. Maybe a light backpack to have an extra layer. We will be walking slowly, sitting and pausing so be sure your are warm.
- Do I need to prepare or something?
Please use the bathroom before you depart. There are no facilities at the trailhead. Please leave your mobile device in your car or even better, at home. Please be on time or a touch early. You don’t want to miss the beginning!
*Please check here and your e-mail for any rescheduling notices.
Alternative Date: Sunday, October 21st.
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Nature Connection Guide has the right to cancel events due to severe weather events including winds exceeding 30mph and temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit and above 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Refunds will be issued to all participants.