CEU Opportunity – A Daily Nature Practice: Playful Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals

A Daily Nature Practice: Playful Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals

The content is CE Pre-Approved by NCTRC for 12 hours of continuing education!

This transformative online course is an 8-week interactive guide to noticing nearby nature for personal and professional self-care.

It’s easy to underestimate how much better we feel and function when we focus our attention, however briefly, on the living earth: gazing at clouds, watching leaves dance in the breeze, or listening to birdsong.

You’ll be guided through the process of creating enjoyable new habits that help you to thrive in your daily life. Benefits of this course can include more energy and job satisfaction, reduced stress, feelings of calm peacefulness, a more playful attitude, and more frequent bursts of joy!

The course content is both playful & profound. Science and art combine in real-life stories, recent research findings, videos, poetry, quotes and graphics to inspire and inform you. Simple nature activities and personal reflections will ground you in the moment and reawaken your childlike sense of wonder about the fascinating world you inhabit.

Enrollment is limited for this interactive learning experience!

Course starts February 24, 2020:

  • Early Bird Price until January 31st is $197 CAD*
  • Final day to register is February 20th at $297 CAD

*Course leader, Shelagh Smith, is offering BCTRA members a special early bird price!

For instructions on how to register using the BCTRA coupon code, click here!

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Your Nature Guide: Shelagh Smith, HTR, MAEEC

Shelagh is a registered horticultural therapist and has a master of arts degree in environmental education and communication. Her website is www.ThriveWithNature.com

For 23 years, Shelagh developed and led therapeutic garden programs for care home residents, while supervising and mentoring many students and volunteers. She taught people with mental health issues how to grow their own food, collaborated on the design of restorative and enabling gardens, and created a series of 12 illustrated garden activity signs, which are available from her website.

Shelagh developed and taught (in person) a 130-hour horticultural therapy certificate program accredited by the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association. She has provided consulting and educational services to numerous organizations.

Currently, Shelagh trains and mentors therapeutic garden and nature program leaders in a variety of ways, including in-person consulting, writing informative articles for her blog, and offering this online course on noticing nearby nature for self-care.

Thank you to Kellie Duckworth and Kendra Appleby of the BCTRA for obtaining CEUs and making this course easily available to you!