Many people are disconnected from the natural environment and do not realize the restorative impact that spending time in nature has on health. I facilitate experiential learning programs for professional and personal development designed to help participants utilize the restorative benefits of nature for improved health, self reflection and leadership development. I completed my doctorate in 2010 at North Carolina State University with my dissertation research focusing on the restorative benefits of spending time in nature.
Programs I have developed include a two day retreat for the Chaplains Residency Program at Carolinas Medical Center; and continuing education programs for Carolinas Medical Center employees and the community, focused on utilizing nature to reduce stress. I also created a three semester hour course on Nature, Environment, and Human Health that I started teaching last fall. Contact me by email if you would like additional information about developing a program for your group or organization.