Shinrin-Yoku Forest Immersion

Shimmering Light Farm & Renewal Center
6143 Hicks Road
Naples, NY 14512
Phone: (585) 412-5550
Date(s): June 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Price: $65 - $95

Have you learned a harsh way of relating to yourself that involves a persistent inner critic?

Do you long to feel more recognition and appreciation of your kind, loving, inner wisdom?

Make a compelling choice this spring to nurture some seeds you may have forgotten in your True Nature.

Cultivate the sweet, soft but radical practices of Self-Compassion.

Join Sharon Mattson, LCSW-R and Deborah Denome, Forest Therapy Guide, and…

Relax in the warm embrace of the verdant, late spring beauty and vistas of the Bristol Hills.

Immerse in the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku and feel the profound support of the Earth.

Dig gently into the soil of inner judgements commonly formed around insecurity and shame.

Find your seeds of self-compassion and learn practices that nurture kindness within.

Uncover skills to relate to the difficult emotions of life with tenderness and acceptance.

Absorb the nourishment of the natural world, your skilled guides and an intimate group of inner gardeners who will grow in Self-Compassion together.


Sharon is a social worker with 14 years of experience working in mental health. Areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, trauma and loss. She has found Mindfulness and Self Compassion (MSC) to be an intensely effective means to support healing and growth, both personally and professionally. Through Sharon’s own experience participating in Forest Therapy, she has found these practices to be symbiotic companions for growing our compassionate, inner guide.

Deborah is a Horticultural Therapist and Forest Therapy Guide whose greatest passion is helping people to connect with the more-than-human world, each other and our own True Nature. Since 1997 she has served as Director of Shimmering Light Farm & Renewal Center and in 2016 launched Finger Lakes Forest Immersion to add more eco-therapy practices that are shown to lower stress, boost mood and immunity and nurture a sense of belonging and purpose.


$65 - $95 Sliding Scale, your choice. This full day workshop includes a garden fresh lunch.

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