Self-Care in Nature

Feb 8, 2023  

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Cost:  Free
Hosted by: Children & Nature Network

Self-Care in Nature

Self-Care in Nature 

Practicing self-care in nature is an extra boost for your health. It’s easy and anyone can do it, including children. In this workshop, caregivers, parents and practitioners will learn how to, where to and why they should be practicing self-care in nature and teaching it to the children in their lives to improve everyone’s overall emotional and mental well-being.

You’ll hear from:

  • Nicole Jackson. Nicole is environmental educator and the founder of N Her Nature LLC, a life coaching business focused on nature therapy for Black women. She is also a birder, co-creator of Black Birders Week, and a Legacy Camp alumna
  • Kari Kleven, MSW, LICSW. Kari is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who runs Minneapolis Nature-Based Therapy, a small practice that offers psychotherapy to people of all ages outside in natural settings, working with nature as a therapeutic partner. Before starting this practice in 2021 she was a therapist and supervisor at Washburn Center for Children for many years.
  • Sonny LaForm, LSWAIC, MSWSonny is a Yakima Field Office director with Casey Family Programs (CFP). Sonny is certified (Phase II) in the Neurosequential Model (NM) and has collaborated in the development and implementation of Trauma and Healing Informed Care (THIC) trainings. Sonny has been a staunch advocate of the powerful benefits of connecting to nature and has partnered in the purposefully collaborative efforts between Children & Nature Network and Casey Family Programs.
  • Renā Trujillo. Renā identifies as a queer, multiracial, detribalized and reconnecting Indigenous human. She graduated from Colorado State University with her Bachelor’s of Arts in Ethnic Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies. Recently, she has been building knowledge and skills directly related to environmental justice by attending and mentoring Non-violent Direct Action (NVDA) camps and Indigenous Science Technology & Resilience (ISTAR) camps led by Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous-led organizations.

Expect to leave inspired and with tools that you can start using right away!

Self-Care in Nature is part of our Families Together in Nature program, a series of events and resources to help parents and caregivers get out in nature! Our aim is to remove barriers, offer inspiration and create community. 

Stay tuned for our next event in May. We will be talking about Family Time Outdoors – barriers and solutions, benefits and activities including The Vitamin N Challenge. Can’t wait? Join the Families Together in Nature group on The Trailhead, our free online community. It’s the place to share resources, ideas, questions, insights – and to cheer each other on!



February 8

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST




Children & Nature Network


Online Event


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