Council of the Waters and Trees:
An immersion in Forest Therapy and Council
Saturday-Tuesday, November 28-December 1
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood
see website for registration information
Immersed in the forest in this time of the arrival of the waters, we will enter the liminal space of possibility through Forest Therapy, the practice of sensory connection to come into intimate relationship with the more-than-human world and with each other. Through a series of guided invitations, we will enter the present moment, opening the doors of communication with the forest, waters, and landscapes we explore.
Council is a process of deepening into our experience and discovering the meaning of our emerging stories through sharing and being witnessed in circle. It is a core element of forest therapy walks. Participants will learn the fundamentals of council leadership and gain a solid understanding of Forest Therapy.
This four-day journey will allow us to sink deeply into the medicine of the forest. Mornings will be spent immersing ourselves in the experiential practices of Forest Therapy. Afternoon Council meetings support the deep rooting of the medicine the forest has offered us. We will experience the brief "light touch" council as it is used in Forest Therapy as well as diving into the deeper practice and learning-by-doing the core skills of council leadership.