About the Program
Nature Informed Therapy WorkshopThursdays September 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2; 5 - 6:30 p.m.This program is a 6-week course that integrates nature connection with mindfulness and other resiliency practices to assist people with stress, anxiety, life transitions or pain. The course is led by a team of licensed therapists. The program includes guided relaxation, mostly mindfulness and breathing techniques, forest bathing invitations, therapeutic group conversations, information about stress and stress reactions, a healthy lifestyle, as well as nature’s role in health and stress reduction. Participants report leaving the course with a newfound appreciation for the healing capacity of nature in addition to having better tools to manage mental health challenges.Adults$180 per person ($150 for ORNCC Members) Price includes 6 sessions.Registration for this program closes on Monday, September 25.
Members may only register guests who are included in their membership.All others must initiate their own registration. This is an in-person program that is primarily outside. In the case of inclement weather or theme related needs we may utilize indoor spaces. All fees paid are considered donations and are not refundable unless Oregon Ridge Nature Center cancels the program. A reminder email with details will be sent to all registered guests prior to the program.
Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D. LCPC
Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D., LCPC, is a successful psychotherapist, the Executive Director of Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative and founder of Center for Nature Informed Therapy, a sought-after international speaker and trainer. She is also the author of the popular book Taming the Anxious Mind – A Guidebook to Relieve Stress & Anxiety.
Katie Chen, LCPC
A Licensed Clinical Professional Counsel (LCPC), Katie earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Professional Counseling at Loyola University Maryland. Prior to pursuing her path toward licensure, she enjoyed a career in the performing and visual arts, which meandered slowly toward and within the wellness field before finding a home in mental health counseling. Katie’s eclectic experience has led her to feel passionate about providing and holding space for adults dealing with transition, upheaval, change, loss, grief, stress, anxiety, and depression, especially as these elements pertain to relationships, family, divorce, roles, career, identity, burnout, performance, injury, or illness.