Nature’s Healing Power: take a mindfulness meander at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

PARK CITY, Utah — In honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, CONNECT and Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter have teamed up to organize a captivating guided mindfulness meander at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter on Thursday, September 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Studies show that spending time in nature can significantly boost your mental and physical health.

Research reveals that indulging in mindfulness activities and immersing ourselves in nature enhances mental clarity, creativity, focus, and attention to detail and reduces stress-related illnesses. Amid these challenging times for our community, embracing the healing power of nature and incorporating mindfulness into our lives is truly vital.

“We are so glad to be partnering with CONNECT on this event! Time spent in nature can have so many benefits not only for our physical health but our mental health as well. This meander will be a great opportunity to engage mindfulness skills that can be practiced anywhere—whether in a local park, under a tree on a sidewalk, or out in the backcountry,” Hunter Klingensmith, visitor experience and exhibit manager at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, said in a press release.  “This event will be fun and educational, a great way to experience the Preserve and learn about mental health.”

Join in for an invigorating meander through nature at the Preserve. During this 45-minute walk, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with a Swaner Naturalist and engage in mindfulness activities led by Rebecca Brenner, president and co-founder of Mindful. Summit County. After the walk, you will gather in the EcoCenter for light snacks and a chance to mingle.

Photo: courtesy of Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter

Mark your calendar for this rejuvenating event. Explore the wonders of Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter while reaping nature’s numerous rewards.

This is a free event, but tickets can be reserved here. 

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