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Sweet Re-Leaf! Garden and Nature Programming for Mental Wellness

May 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sweet Re-Leaf!

Garden & Nature Programming for Mental Wellness
Monday, May 17 at 12:00pm PST
Exclusive to BCTRA members

This session has been pre-approved for 1 hour of continuing education by NCTRC.

Encourage your program participants (and your colleagues!) to lose themselves in enjoyable experiences of nearby nature for relief (from distress, frustration & rumination) and for improvements in mood, thinking & behaviour.

Learning Objectives
After the session you will be able to:
1. Describe 3 evidence-based mental wellness benefits of engaging with nearby nature for your participant group
2. Offer 4 types of nature-based programming to improve participants’ mood and state of mind
3. Adapt program delivery methods to suit required precautionary measures

About Your Facilitator
Shelagh is a horticultural therapist and educator. For 23 years, she offered garden and nature programming for long-term care residents and for people with mental health issues.

Her playful online program, A Daily Nature Practice, inspires healthcare professionals and caregivers to engage with nearby nature for deeply restorative self-care.

You can find her online program, Garden Activity Signs and educational blog posts at www.ThriveWithNature.com.


May 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Jenna Johnstone BCTRA Director of Education