Viriditas: Ecotherapy Walk-Shop with Dr Joe Hinds
Join us for Viriditas: the music and life of Hildegard von Bingen, a unique series of events exploring the contemporary resonances of the music and life of one of the most remarkable women of the middle ages. Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 1179) was a visionary, mystic, poet, healer, naturalist and theologian. She was also the world’s first named composer – and the most prolific and original musician of her time.
Viriditas (Latin for “green truth” or “greening power”) speaks to the intrinsic and vital relationships that exist between all living beings. The concept is central to the systematic botanical and medicinal texts - for which Hildegard is recognised as the founder of German naturalism - and is a theme key to her life-long ecstatic visions that are strikingly documented in the poetic lyrics and soaring melodies of her music, and in the texts and illuminations of her theological and cosmological treaties.
The healing and nurturing power of the natural world is recognised in Ecotherapy, which can be seen as a contemporary expression of Von Bingen’s Viriditas.
In this unique walk-shop, Dr Joe Hinds, editor of Ecotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice will introduce the theory and practices of Ecotherapy during a walk in Stanmer Park.
Dr Joe Hinds is a Senior Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Greenwich. He has published widely in the therapeutic benefits of horticulture, wilderness, nature connection and identity. He has a passion for the outdoors and spends time in nature as a therapist, and for relaxation and inspiration as often as he can.
Meet at the cafe at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.
Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Please contact the box office with any access questions.
Participation in the walk-shop is on a Pay What You Decide basis.
In the case of inclement weather, the workshop will go ahead, but will take place indoors.
Dates & Times
Friday 08 February, 20194:30pm
Pay What You DecideUnticketed Event