What are these things all about?
We believe that nature has a strong therapeutic power and that introspective activities such as meditation, journaling and writing have impactful benefits in all areas of our lives. Join us as we explore outside and inside ourselves at one of our NatureScribeNW walks, journaling & writing workshops or (hopefully coming later this spring) overnight ecotherapy & meditation backpacking trips.
Who are you? Can't I just go out & do this on my own?
You can, and we encourage you to. Our events our different than hiking or meditating or journaling on your own. Our ecotherapy format incorporates many of the elements of full immersion into the natural environment to ensure that you get the most out of it - quiet, peaceful locations that you don't need to scout or find on your own; no technology allowed (phones must be turned off or to airplane mode); guided meditations will get you centered; writing prompts will help facilitate your inward reflection and written expression.
What if the weather's bad?
“There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” John Ruskin
Please be sure to wear appropriate clothes on any outdoor excursion. Layering allows you to adjust as necessary to temperature change, waterproof rain gear is encouraged. If you have any questions about how to dress for the elements, please send us a note via our contact page.
What should I pack? What should I wear?
When headed outdoors, it's always recommended that you carry a 10-essentials kit (click here for link to REI's 10-essentials recources page). As our goal is to ensure that you're safe and mentally at ease during our outing (or those on your own) however we can help you prepare to make what you bring or what you wear the most functional to allow yourself to focus on the day's activities just ask us and we'd be glad to help.
What should I do if I'm unable to attend after I've registered?
Cancellations may be made up to 7 days in advance for a full refund (less $5.00 processing fee). If you're within 7 days we'll gladly work with you to re-schedule your participation for another outing.
What if I have more questions?
Send us a note via our contact form by visiting the Contact Us page.