Mindful Labyrinth Walk

June 17th

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    Room: Off site

    Silent Labyrinth Walk– June 2018

    Organizers: Dan Stone (859-559-2460) ([email protected]), Amy Preece ([email protected]; 859-629-5377),

     

    June 17, 2016, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Meet at the gate of McConnell Springs (416 Rebmann Lane) to carpool to a private property for the walk (~ 30-minute drive).

     

    Participation is limited to 12 registered participants.

     

    Join us for a two-hour silent walk in a private, perennial-garden labyrinth. Mindful hiking opens the senses to the full experience of the beauty of the outdoors. This trip promises a walk in the woods, and, help in developing some longer-term skills for managing stress, anxiety, and worry. We will mostly walk in silence, tuned to the sights, sounds, and smells of this lovely oasis.[1]

     

    What is mindful nature walking?

    Mindful nature walking is the cultivation of curious, nonjudgmental, present attention. Mindful hiking is the practice of cultivating mindfulness while hiking or walking outdoors.

     

    Who should come?

    Anyone who can walk for 2 hours, is interested in cultivating mindful attention outdoors, and wants quiet company to share in their walk.

     

    What should I bring and wear?

    Sunscreen insect repellent, water and appropriate clothes. No sandals or open-toed shoes please. Please wear shoes or boots that will likely get dirty.

     

    Are bathrooms available?

    Sorry, no.

     

    What should I wear?

     

    Are children welcome?

    We walk mostly in silence. Children are welcome if they participate as mindful hikers. Not all children (or honestly some adults) can walk in silence. Hence, parents and children may choose to attend a portion of the walk.

     

    What if the weather is bad?

    We will hike if it is safe to do so meaning that we hike in wet and hot weather but not thunderstorms or extreme cold (e.g., below 10 degrees). The trip facilitator will contact participants by 8:30 am on the day of the trip if conditions are unsafe for hiking.

     

    Can I bring my pet?

    Sorry, no.

     



    [1] For evidence that walking in nature improves happiness and health, see: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/how-nature-changes-the-brain/?_r=0.