Human & Nature Webinar Series

Join The Mindful Tourist for monthly virtual gatherings as part of our Human & Nature webinar series. It’s your chance to hear from leading scientists, artists, podcasters, nature practitioners, and other specialists and get practical tools on connecting with nature. 

Register for upcoming webinars at the links listed under each event below. You must register* to attend—information for joining the webinars via Zoom will be provided upon registering.

You will be able also watch previous webinar recordings.

 

Speaker: Dr Freddie Lymeus

Title: Restoration skills training (ReST)

Date: May 20, 2022 (Fri)

Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm (CET)

Breakdown: 1h for a talk, and 30 minutes for Q&A

Where: Online via Zoom

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Dr Lymeus is a licensed clinical psychologist and postdoctoral researcher. His research concerns connections between nature experience, health and sustainability. More specifically, one research project has sought to integrate mindfulness theory and practices with knowledge of restorative effects of nature contact and resulted in the development of a training course called restoration skills training (ReST) which shows promise as a health intervention.

You can find one of his research articles here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01560/full

 

Speaker: Stefan van Norden

Title: We are nature. Interpreting, manipulating, revisiting, communicating about, and cultivating nature.

Date: 30 April, 2022 (Saturday)

Duration: 10.00 am- 11.30 am (EST)/04.00 pm – 05.30 pm (CET)

Breakdown: 1h for a talk, and 30 minutes for Q&A

Where: Online via Zoom

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Stefan is the founder of Norden Productions, a long time gardener, podcaster, and filmmaker. He made [Hand of Brick] and [Negotiating with Nature] films.

The making of [Hand of Brick] was sparked by an interest in observing what nature was doing to the old brick kilns at the Densmore Brick Co.; how nature was reclaiming its place. This act of documentation organically grew to include interviews with former employees of the brick company who offered their personal stories and insight into its history. 

His podcast @nature_revisited_podcast explores our relationship with the natural world. It consists of interviews, stories, and discussions that highlight the notion that nature is not a place one goes to, but rather a place one is already a part of – that We Are Nature.

Speaker: Rachelle Macur

Title: Restoring with Biophilia. Biophilic design for health and healing.

Date: 25 April, 2022 (Monday)

Duration: 06.00 pm – 07.30 pm (CET)

Breakdown: 1h for a talk, and 30 minutes for Q&A

Where: Online via Zoom

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Rachelle Macur brings a multi-disciplinary approach to the concept of sustainable development. With a background in Anthropology and Sustainable Design, her focus is on the cross-section of humans, nature, and the built environment and how we can create spaces that are regenerative, responsive, and resilient in design. Rachelle’s presentation will focus on how we can utilize biophilia to design for health and healing.