Viriditas: Ecotherapy Walk-Shop
Join us for Viriditas: the music and life of Hildegard von Bingen series of events exploring contemporary resonances of the music and life of the 12th century abbess and composer. Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 1179), was a German Benedictine abbess, mystic, visionary, healer, naturalist, botanist, diplomat, feminist and not least, the first named, and most prolific, although untrained, composer of the middle ages.
Hildegard saw the human as a microcosm both physically and spiritually with the macrocosm of the universe, and emphasized the connection between the “green” health of the natural world and holistic health of human being. Viriditas, literally “green truth” or “greening power”, is an earthly expression of the heavenly, thought to sustain human beings. Viriditas reminds us of the intrinsic and vital relationships between all living beings.Hildegard saw the human as a microcosm both physically and spiritually with the macrocosm of the universe, and emphasized the connection between the “green” health of the natural world and holistic health of human being.
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.
Meet in the Café bar. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. Please contact the box office with any access questions.
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.
Joe Hinds’ book, Ecotherapy, Theory, Research and Practice will be on sale at the event.
Participation in the walk-shop is on a Pay What You Decide basis.
Dates & Times
Friday 08 February, 20194:30pm
Pay What You DecideUnticketed Event