Nature's Healing Benefits Presentation

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Join NCPS and the Psychiatric Foundation of Northern California (PFNC) for a free presentation on Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm via Zoom.


During the presentation, Ecotherapy Specialist Darlene DeRose, MPPM, MA will cover "Nature's Healing Benefits" and explore both the genesis and objectives of nature-based healing. The discussion will examine the scientific evidence which connects nature and human health including:

  • Physical: Allergies, Asthma, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Obesity
  • Mental: ADHD, Addiction, Creativity, Dementia, Depression, Psychosis, PTSD, and Schizophrenia
  • Social: Aggression, Crime, Safety, Strength of Community, and Violence
  • Spiritual: Chronic Disease, Creativity, Helping Others, Impatience, and Perception of Time

Darlene will also provide information on the nature-based activities and which practices physicians may consider integrating into their practice in order to support physical healing (reduced pain and stress), mental healing (emotional and cognitive), social healing (nature supporting community) and spiritual healing (making one feel a part of something bigger, engendering a sense of awe).

*This is an informational presentation and does not qualify for CME.

This presentation is provided to you through the efforts of the Psychiatric Foundation of Northern California (PFNC) as they seek to connect our psychiatrists to knowledge and resources that brings us together and makes us stronger as individuals and as a profession. PFNC hopes to continue to bring you timely topics for benefit of personal and professional growth.

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September 10th, 2020 5:30 PM   through   6:30 PM
Phone: 415-334-2418

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