Conservation takes place in the branches of the trees and those connections arise from a deep knowledge of ourselves, one another and the land. Connective root systems help to feed us, thriving, growing and enabling our branches to extend more broadly and to support one another.
As we are more deeply rooted and grounded, we begin to see the intricate weaving of conservation in the branches of the tree. The trunk is the core that unites the branches and the roots guide by heart sense, as bees pour from the trees.
Extending these branches to others in a meaningful and relevant way, is at the heart of the mission of Conservation Conexions. The roots of connection strengthen and nourish us as individuals, while strengthening the connections between others and the land.
The nature and forest therapy practice as a center point of conservation, as individuals embark upon a nature and forest therapy journey that sets the stage for conservation leadership. As people connect to nature, they also connect to themselves in ways that may be deeply rooted but ignored on a daily basis, as a result of our societal removal from the natural world. As humans reconnect to their surroundings and the energetic connections that are inherent to human heart and spirit, a rejuvenation of self emerges. This rejuvenation of self can open doors to a longing for rejuvenation of self, others and the natural world.
The heartbeat of forest therapy can help to drive the human spirit to a path of healing for people and the land.
Sense of Purpose - Knowing that the reason for collaboration is for the greatest good, and for the good of the hive, is essential to a solid foundation and partnership.
Opportunity to Innovate - Defining opportunities to expand horizons and focus upon innovation is a primary key to growth and success.
Teamwork/Collaboration - Creating avenues of shared vision, teamwork and collaboration, with a focus upon mutually beneficial relationships, are critical to inclusive, interactive partnerships.
Knowledge and awareness includes resources that help to nourish the mind, heart and soul and an understanding of the great value that the more than human world brings and the interconnection that humans have with this world, as an equal, yet vital player in the health and wellness of the whole.
Nature and Forest Therapy
The practice of Nature and Forest Therapy, enables one to experience an intimate connection with oneself, a community of people and the more than human world, as well as a deep connection to the land that ignites the fire of knowing and understanding that we are one within this universe and beyond.
Experiential education enables people to dive deeply in knowledge through tactile connections with the land that inspire a conservation ethic. Through this avenue creating knowledge and awareness, we can see the inter-connectivity that helps us to better understand our role in the whole. Some of these experiential education tools may include citizen science, conservation education activities, projects and programs that are intended to increase knowledge and awareness of people, which inspire deeply rooted powers of connection to the land.
Diversity refers to the important role that occurs in ecosystems, in which biodiversity strengthens the interconnectedness of community, among people and the more than human world . Only through developing avenues to reach culturally diverse peoples with this important interconnectivity that humans maintain with the land, will we begin to see the unity of our own hival connection to one another and the land.
Stewardship action creates a solid foundation of opportunities for engaging in practices that nourish self, community and the land, in a way that propels continued action and connection in support of the greatest good or the good of the hive. These methods of connection support self-worth, respect of others and the community of humans and the more than human world. When we begin to engage, immersing our hands, hearts and souls into the soil, water and air, we will begin to sense the important relationships that we share with these elements, which are all critical factors in individual and human survival.