About the Program
This program is a six-week course that integrates nature connection with mindfulness and other resiliency practices to assist people with stress, anxiety, depression, and pain. The course is led by a team of licensed and certified Nature Informed Therapists. The program includes guided relaxation, mostly mindfulness and breathing techniques, forest bathing invitations, therapeutic group conversations, and 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.
Zoe Jack, LCSW-C
Zoe Jack earned her Master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland where she specialized in clinical work with families and children. Zoe has over four years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in a therapeutic capacity. Some of her professional experiences include practicing in the deserts of Utah as a wilderness therapy guide and working in the forests of Vermont as a behavior interventionist for individuals exposed to early trauma. In 2017, Zoe had the opportunity to thru hike the 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, solidifying her therapeutic philosophy that connection and presence lead to meaningful healing and growth.