Forest Walk with Me

Hillwood Sponsored Forest Therapy Walks take place on the grounds of Hillwood Presbyterian Church and are open to all! Each walk requires completion of registration with liability waiver. A $20 registration fee is requested (sliding scale giving available) as a way to honor Sarah’s training and gifts given to participants in each walk. Each walk is hosted by the church with time after for connections around a bonfire and light refreshments.

DATES for 2024:

  • Tuesday, 19 March starting at 6:45 p.m. – Spring Equinox
  • Monday, 22 April starting at 6:45 p.m. – Earth Day
  • Thursday, 20 June starting at 6:45 p.m. – Summer Solstice
  • Sunday, 22 September starting at 2:00 p.m. – Fall Equinox
  • Saturday, 21 December starting at 2:00 p.m. – Winter Solstice

 

Conversations for Peace

Episode 2: Conversations for Peace with Special Guest Sarah Champion of Forest Walk with Me

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HPC Welcomes New Community Partner

Sarah Champion and Forest Walk with Me

Certified Forest Therapy Guide

I grew up in the Piney Woods region of SE Texas where I spent long summers flipping rocks to find bugs, climbing trees, and munching on wood sorrel. Somewhere along the way, I lost sight of that deep connection to our Earth and its importance to me and my well-being. Along my healing journey, I found myself attending a Forest Bathing walk. It was a magical experience that met me deep in my core, leading me to become a certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide.

This specific Forest Therapy practice (ANFT) combines a standard template with the spontaneity and diversity found in nature. As a guide, I work with the forest to provide prompts that get us to dig into our senses, play, and explore. We gather together multiple times throughout the walk to share our noticing and practice deep listening.

I am trained in wilderness first aid and available for any accommodations that ensures you feel comfortable and safe throughout our walk. I invite you to come, try it out, and see what you notice!

Summer Solstice Forest Therapy Walk and Bonfire

Summer Solstice Forest Therapy Walk and Bonfire

Thursday, 20 June - Summer Solstice Forest Therapy Walk & Bonfire co-hosted by Sarah Champion of Forest Walk with Me & Hillwood Presbyterian Church – meet on the front lawn of HPC starting at 6:00 p.m. for snacks and an opportunity to connect with others under...

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