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Good Grief – Supportive Healing in Nature: Calgary
May 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am$25
Choose to walk on Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm or Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:30 am
If you are experiencing grief or loss, we invite you to join us for this beneficial walking program. Good Grief offers those
experiencing grief and loss, just that: a gentle, accessible, guided walk through nature, to observe, to chat, to enjoy fresh air and
the natural world in Fish Creek Provincial Park. In order to experience different areas of the park, the meeting place for our walks will change each week.
Being outdoors provides many healing benefits; it allows us to breathe, reflect and connect with our natural surroundings, and while we may not even be aware of it in the moment, the benefits are there. In fact, research has shown the healing benefits of nature for people experiencing significant loss or transitions in life. As a way of supporting people who may be on this journey, the Friends of Fish Creek have created Good Grief: Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss. Good Grief is an 8-week series of gentle walks that brings together people moving through the shared experience of loss with the intent that they will find support from each other and their time in nature.
Thank you to Sonya Jakubec (Mount Royal University), Jennell Rempel and Julia Millen (Alberta Environment and Parks) for providing the foundation, guidance and support to make this program happen. Good Grief is a perfect example of the power of partnerships and nature.
Registration is required and space is limited to 30 participants.
Watch the CTV News clip about last year’s Good Grief program