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Workshop: Rediscovering Our Natural Selves*

* This workshop is closed to the public, but is a program that could be repeated for your group

Facilitator: Mark Kutolowski

Sponsoring Group: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Residents

In this day-long retreat, residents will have the opportunity to rediscover our natural state of close connection with the natural world, and the restorative powers of direct engagement with nature.  

During the morning session, we will wander the landscape, learning ways of natural movement and navigation.  We’ll also explore methods to enhance each of the five senses through direct encounter with the plants, animals and elements we will encounter on the land. 

For the afternoon session, we will explore traditional uses of both the elemental forces of nature (air, water, fire, earth) and of edible and medicinal herbs in indigenous European and Native American health systems.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn and sample several common edible plants as a part of the afternoon session. 

Residents will leave the day refreshed, having discovered new ways of opening to the natural world, and have gained a new set of skills and perspectives relating to the potential of nature as ally in human health and well-being.

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