Nourished by Nature

Outdoor Family Field Trips 

On the central coast of California

UPCOMING NOURISHED BY NATURE FAMILY FIELD TRIPS:

DATES CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR CALENDAR. Dates and locations subject to change. Advance registration is required.

There are none scheduled at this time!

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Our “family field trips” are specifically geared for families to share a nature-based mindfulness experience together. Let Nature be your teacher. I would be honored to be your family’s guide. By deepening your connection with nature, you and your family are enhancing your personal well-being and psychological resilience together, like tiny seeds planted in the soil awaiting the right conditions to emerge.

Experience the magic of mindfulness & nature! Each family meet-up will have it’s own nature-based mindfulness theme and there will be a variety of activities – some of which may include a story, interactive games, movement (including exploring the area we are visiting), and some kind of creative “art” – however we also slow things down a bit to learn how to pause and be more aware of the things we may miss in our busy and fast-paced lives. The focus will be on exploring and connecting to nature, to oneself, and to one another in meaningful and thoughtful ways through the “Pathways to Nature Connectedness for Well-being.”  The pathways include engaging the senses and emotions, exploring beauty and meaning, and reflecting on compassion. Just as seeds are planted in the soil around us, the seeds of wisdom, understanding, and compassion are planted in our minds and hearts one idea at a time. And it is my hope that children will ultimately answer the call to take responsibility as stewards and caretakers for protecting and caring for their own personal well-being, for one another, and for our planet, Mother Earth.

Geared towards families with elementary school ages but siblings – younger and older –  will also be able to participate.

A grown-up is required to stay with their child/children throughout the event.

Visitors to the beautiful central coast of California are welcome! 

“…getting outdoors with your children is a powerful way to support their development and to nurture secure parent-child attachments. But is this asking too much? Many parents already long for more quality family time, and know it is important for their children’s health and development. But their jobs, children’s activity schedules, and the seductive power of technology (for both kids and parents, who are often in separate rooms in front of their separate screens) make family time an elusive vision. Hearing now that they need to make sure their kids have time to play and explore outside—on top of all the other demands on their time—can feel, as one mom said recently, like, “One more ‘ought to’ that I end up feeling stressed and guilty about.”

But, what if that “one more ‘ought to’” could help parents achieve the important goal of increasing family time and building closer, stronger connections with their children? And what if that “one more thing” also could alleviate some of the stress both parents and kids experience in their often-hurried lives? We believe the natural world isn’t another burden, but an ally for making every member of your family feel better and closer.” (source: Children & Nature Network)

Photos of our first field trip in Cambria earlier this summer!

 

Parents! Get a babysitter and come to our

“adult-only” nature mindfulness meet-ups!

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OUT OF THE AREA OR CAN’T MAKE IT TO OUR FAMILY FIELD TRIPS?

Check out our virtual “Mindful Explorers” membership program

which provides your family with outdoor exploration activities to do together:

 

Questions? Email Dee DiGioia

or text/call 805-270-5523

Learn more about Dee DiGioiaCertified Mindfulness,Yoga Calm, & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Life Skills Coach +

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