Reduce Stress - Decrease Anxiety - Manage Emotions - Gain Peace of Mind
Mindfulness is a practice of focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, calmly acknowledging feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. Practicing mindfulness in nature has healing and restorative powers. It can alleviate stress and anxiety, promotes creativity and boost the brains ability to think by engaging the senses.
During this experience, consider a few things. Repeating simple phrases may help you to become present as your mind wanders. You might say to yourself, “For the duration of the time I’m here, there is nowhere else I need to be and no one else I need to be pleasing. This is my time.” You may also choose words, like calm, balance and peace, and when you lose focus you can repeat these words, concentrating on their meaning to bring yourself gently back into being mindfully present.
This Mindful Experience has been developed as a way to help clear your mind of clutter and restore focus. It is also an excellent excuse to get out into nature and enjoy Lost Creek Reserve in a new way.
At each of the 10 locations you will find signs suggesting mindfulness activities that incorporate your sense of sight, sound, smell and touch.
Mindfulness Trail at Lost Creek Reserve
2385 E. St. Rt. 41
Troy, Ohio 43373