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Nature Informed Mental Health and Wellness

Nature Informed Mental Health and Wellness is a six-week therapeutic wilderness program offered in Towson, Monkton, and Owings Mills that integrates nature connection with mindfulness and other resiliency practices to assist people with stress, anxiety, depression, and pain.


Our therapeutic nature program offered in Towson, Monkton, and Owings Mills is led by a team of licensed 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.

“In two years of working together, I have never seen my client light up as much as she did when she would discuss her experience in the 6 week NBSR program. Not only did it provide an opportunity for her to be in nature on a weekly basis, it gave her the opportunity to be with other like-minded individuals and practice forming meaningful connections. I am excited to see what other resources she might be open to exploring after having such a positive experience with NBSR and we will definitely continue to emphasize nature as “co-therapist” in the rest of our work together!”

- Kate Gerwin, MS, LCPC, NCC

Become Mindful of the Skills Necessary to Handle Internal Turmoil

Develop Tools and Strategies to Better Handle Stress

Explore Nature's Role in Reducing Stress & Anxiety

Learn to Listen to Your Own Needs and Bodily Signals

Foster a Deeper Connection with Nature

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