(PRESS RELEASE)_Delray Beach, FL – Research has shown that taking a timeout in nature and participating in mindful activities, like strolling along a scenic garden pathway and documenting your thoughts and observations in a journal, can relieve stress, depression, and mental exhaustion. At the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, one of the country’s most celebrated outdoor green spaces, visitors draw in peace and tranquility at every turn.
For this fall and upcoming winter season, the museum presents Stroll for Well-Being, a FREE garden-walking initiative that promotes self-care and heightens physical and emotional wellness. While participation is strongly encouraged for healthcare providers and first responders battling Covid-19 on the front lines, the program is open to anyone seeking stress and anxiety relief.
How it works: After completing the online application, participants will take part in a guided and socially distanced orientation (masks are required) around the property. They will receive a stroll journal with themed, meditative walks and subject matter to inspire meditation, self-examination, and personal fulfillment. Three online support group meetings with a certified facilitator and a minimum of three self-led garden walks are also included. Strollers also enjoy a one-year dual membership they can enjoy with another guest.
“Through this pandemic, we have realized an even greater need to make our programming more accessible to members of our community dealing with anxiety, stress and mental exhaustion,” says Wendy Lo, Curator of Education at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. “Healthcare providers and first responders are struggling in ways that threaten their mental health like never before and we hope to provide a channel by which participants can find some time for reflection and serenity.”
For more information about Stroll for Well-Being or to register for this FREE program, call (561) 501-1048, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit morikami.org/astellas. The program is slated to begin at the end of September 2020.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach. For more information, call (561) 495-0233 or visit morikami.org. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
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