2023 GHHS Well-being Workshop Series: Connecting With and Prescribing Healing Nature

The “Connecting With and Prescribing Healing Nature” virtual workshop was hosted in May 2023 as part of the GHHS Well-being Workshop Series. Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, PhD, Director of the Medical Humanities Program at the University of Florida College of Medicine, led the workshop along with Kimeta Grant, an undergraduate student; Aaron Colverstion, an ethnomusicology graduate student; and Anjalika ChalamgariAkanksha Dave, and Annika Liu, first year medical students. This recorded event was designed to help healthcare professionals and students develop their own healing nature practice, as well as learn ways to facilitate patients finding their healing nature practices.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop familiarity with concept of nature as a healing modality
  2. Understand importance of individual preferences, experiences, and access in responding to nature- or types of nature- as a safe, relaxing, and healing place
  3. Develop personal reflective nature healing practice plans
  4. Understand how experiences and history: social, cultural, ethnic, economic, geographic, and individual can influence access to and experience in nature.
  5. Develop plans and resources for facilitating conversations on individualized healing nature plans with patients
  6. Develop nature prescription plans
  7. Recognize the range of healing nature that may (or may not) appeal to individuals.

This workshop is part of the 2023 GHHS Well-being Workshop Series, a yearlong series hosted by the Gold Humanism Honor Society designed to address different dimensions of well-being through a mix of interactive in-person and virtual sessions facilitated by thoughtful leaders across the United States.