Whatever happens in the living Nature,
is connected with the One- Goethe 1792
Silvotherapy (from the latin Silva “woods”) it’s the art of healing ourselves with the energy of the Ancient beautiful Trees. We will practice Silvotherapy in the untouched vastness of the woods surrounding Sarek National Park (Unesco World Heritage) in the far North of Sweden: this will mean to get deeply in contact with purest wilderness deepest soul. We propose this SILVO?—Therapy Stage for all those who feel the need to reconnect themselves to Mother Earth, and especially to the energy of the Ancient Trees.
This stage will be divided into two moments: the first one will see us into the Nature; the second one, once back to the Lodge, will be dedicated to the reflection and to the sharing of our experience lived in the woods.
Even though activities may vary according to the group’s “feeling”, here below I simplify how the first moment will be performed:
-“Grounding”, this will allow us to fully connect ourselves back with reality, and to fully root ourselves back in the present moment.
-”Warming up”, these are simple warming physical exercises to be practiced in the woods.
-”Vegetal Prano Therapy”, (from Sanskrit “prana”, Life, vital breathe) similarly to traditional prano therapy, vegetal pranotherapy will see us put our hands on the tree trunk in order to let the passage of the Prana from the tree to us.
-”Hugging the tree”, usually, to Vegetal Pranotherapy follows the tree hugging. A powerful and beautiful yet simple exercise; it will instill vitality and strength inside you, getting nourished, stabilized and healed.
-”Barefooting”, walking bare foot on natural grounds will offer you surprising tactile sensory experiences; this will be due to the variety of the ground: soft, slippery, damp, cold, warm, sharp…
-”Sensory Education”, this practice will let us perceive our awareness and the way in which it acts inside us, as we stay deep into Nature. Sensory Education will let us explore our five senses as well as the potentialities of our sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing (as for example listening to the rustling of the trees, nourishing our sight when we sight the green woods, reflecting on what we felt while barefooting, and so on…).
-”Positive Statements”; this practice will let us say into words (by statements expressed in positive ways), whatever we might desire to see flourished and blossomed into our own lives. For example, if we are in a situation which gives us discomfort and uncertainty, we might give off into Nature the positive energy of these words: “I am healthy, complete and safe”; or: “With each passing day, I feel my body’s well being growing and growing…”.
-”Creative Writing”; the act of writing, by transferring our thoughts on the paper, enpowers our awareness on what we receive by living freely into the Nature. We can find for ourselves a moment of intimacy where we can write whatever comes to us, in a total Here and Now mood.
The second moment of Silvotherapy, after we have been into the woods, will take place into the Lodge intimacy. We will be able to value all we have lived out doors, by sharing our feelings. We might also have some readings together, on whatever celebrates the Beauty of Nature.
You should act as the trees:
change the leaves and keep the roots.
Change your ideas, but keep your values” – Victor Hugo
The Workshop is lead by Doct. Laura Pagano, trainer in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning.
She has recently worked out a new model for Human Development known as Andragogy of Nature, with the focus to conduct Man to the discovery of Nature, as a force that generates.
She’s the author of professional blog: http://educazionepermanente.wordpress.com/
For information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date for the stage: first and second week of august 2016.