When: Tue., April 20, 6-7:30 p.m. 2021
We are increasingly aware of the importance of mental health and wellness. Join OSU-Cascades counseling researcher Ryan Reese to explore how time outdoors can have a positive impact on wellness and personal relationships. Reese will explore EcoWellness, a model he developed to study how counselors and therapists can bring nature into traditional counseling settings. He will share how in one study, fly-fishing becomes a platform for talk therapy. He’ll demonstrate how the activity and natural setting merges concepts of EcoWellness and mindfulness to bolster participant wellness. You’ll gain insight into your own EcoWellness and ways to improve your own health and wellness through everyday outdoor experiences.