Experiential Process Group



Judith Fraser



Doug Green



Please join our next experiential, presented by our co-chairs Judith Fraser and Doug Green:

Sunday, June 23, 2019    

"Healing with Nature"

 with Julie Brams, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Nature Therapy is a research-based model that improves psychological well-being by providing people with sensory experiences in the natural world. This type of experience allows for a deeper understanding and repair of the individual's relationship with the rest of the natural world. Current research and applications of nature therapy will be reviewed, including the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, and its Western counterpart Forest Therapy (aka Forest Bathing). Participants will have an opportunity to experience a typical ANFT Forest Bathing walk to deepen their understanding of the differences between this eco-therapy practice from other outdoor activity.

Learning Objectives

In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the theoretical premise of Eco-psychology and Eco-therapy.
  2. Identify the effects on brain functioning that occur when experiencing the natural world.
  3. Describe the difference between nature therapy and a common outdoor activity based on their personal experience of a Forest Therapy walk.

Julie Brams, MA, LMFT, LPCC is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor, for twenty-seven years and additionally is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Meditation teacher. Her practice integrates traditional therapy, the latest advances in the field of energy psychology and Eco-psychology practices. Certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, she leads Shinrin Yoku based Forest walks and workshops locally as well as at the Los Angeles Arboretum. She has presented on the topic of Eco-psychology and the neuroscience of nature for California State University Northridge, The American Public Health Association, the Institute of Noetic Sciences, church groups and synagogues.


         Home in Sherman Oaks

            Address will be sent in confirmation email when participants RSVP. 

            This location is Not ADA compliant.


     $25 for SFV-CAMFT
     members and non-members
               (Limited to 10 participants.)

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CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider #62281

SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Future Dates:

2019 TBA

Upcoming events

April 28, 2019 4:00 PM • Will be sent with registration confirmation.
May 05, 2019 8:45 AM • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir
May 19, 2019 1:00 PM • To be given upon registration

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