About the Program
Discover the Power of Nature: Men's Hiking for Mental Health Series
Embark on a journey of self-discovery and community connection with our Men's Hiking for Mental Health Series. Presented by Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative and the Center for Nature Informed Therapy, this series is designed specifically for men who are looking to enhance their mental wellness and forge a deeper connection with the natural world.
🌲 When: Every Monday from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, starting March 11th until April 15th, 2024.
🌲Where: Merryman Trail, 10517 Pot Spring Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030.
In this six-week series, you'll join a supportive group of like-minded men in the serene setting of Merryman Trail. Each hike is an opportunity to delve into effective mental health strategies, addressing common challenges like stress, anxiety, restlessness, sleep disturbances, and physical discomfort.
Why Join Us?
Experience the therapeutic benefits of nature: Studies have shown that spending time in natural environments can significantly improve mental well-being.
Build a community: Connect with other men who share your journey towards better mental health, offering support, and understanding.
Learn practical strategies: Each hike incorporates discussions and activities focused on managing and overcoming mental health challenges in daily life.
This series isn’t just about hiking; it's a pathway to well-being, camaraderie, and reconnection with the great outdoors. Whether you're seeking to alleviate stress, find new coping mechanisms, or simply enjoy the tranquility of nature, our Men's Hiking for Mental Health Series is the perfect opportunity to start.
Spaces are limited – reserve your spot today and take the first step towards a healthier, more connected you! 🌿💪
Phillip McKnight completed a two-year training program for teaching awareness and compassion-based practices accredited by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Phillip has experience teaching a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, and abilities and uses his MA in Instructional Systems Design to determine the needs of the participant and help them develop skills in mindfulness meditation with tools for body, heart, mind, and community.
Ryan takes a "big picture" approach to helping others, acting as a companion to clients as they find and traverse their life journeys. He emphasizes aspects of identity such as ethnicity, gender, sexuality, spirituality, and ability, and how they impact us individually and systemically. Experiencing how powerful stillness and nature can be for psychological healing, Ryan deeply values each person’s untapped potential. He wants to help you figure out who you are, who you want to be, and how you see yourself fitting into the world.