Webinar: Nature in the Workplace: Professional Self-Care for Recreation Therapists

Nature in the Workplace: Professional Self-Care for Recreation Therapists

Wednesday August 7th, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Pre-approved for .10 CEUs or 1 Contact Hour by NCTRC


Session DescriptionImage result for image of nature

The leafy green world that we inhabit is so easy to take for granted, and yet research shows that if we pay attention to nearby nature, we feel better and function more effectively. Discover simple, enjoyable activities for noticing nearby nature that fit your work site, work schedule and your personal preferences. This evidence-based, professional self-care practice is quick and easy to implement. Best of all: you’re likely to feel the benefits right away!


Learning Objectives

After the session, students will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 evidence-based benefits of paying attention to nearby nature as a professional self-care practice
  2. Implement 3 readily-available sensory nature activities at their work site
  3. Access 3 resources for additional information and activities

 There is a worksheet for this webinar: Nature in the Workplace worksheet

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Bio of Speaker

Shelagh inspires healthcare providers to adopt the evidence-based practice of engaging with nearby nature for self-care, and for promoting the health and healing of patients and clients.

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 taught a certificate program for budding horticultural therapists.

Currently, Shelagh trains and mentors therapeutic program leaders in a variety of ways, including in-person consulting, writing informative articles and offering online courses.

Shelagh also created illustrated garden signs, which can be purchased online. The signs will entice your garden visitors to experience sensory delights – such as rubbing and sniffing herbs, listening for birdsong – and invite them to help with watering and caring for plants.

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