Nature based healing or “green therapy” is much in the news. Is it a fad or can nature, in fact, play a positive role in our emotional, psychological and physical health? Ms. DeRose will explore the latest insights into and theories about this culturally based movement. Some of them stem from the idea that we humans have become disconnected from nature itself, and arguments to the effect that this is an unhealthy place to be. Just what might be the benefits of staying in tune with the awesome natural world around us and paying attention to the things it has to teach about all forms of life, including our own? Let OLLI and Ms. DeRose show you how a healthy life style just may profit from some judicious greening.
This lecture will take place at Lake Park, 1850 Alice Street, Oakland, CA 94612.