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Seek Solace in Nature

Oct. 24, 2011
Press Release #11-195


Experience the healing powers of nature and learn tai chi at an event at St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s healing garden behind Cobb House at 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The garden was created by the St. Mary’s Arboretum Association.

 M.J. Raleigh, the college’s director of counseling services, will explore ways to utilize gardens for better mental health. And at 1 p.m., Alex Kampf will lead the group in tai chi, a Chinese martial art frequently practiced for health and reduced stress. Feel free to bring chairs and a mat.

 “We are hard-wired to respond to the natural world,” said Raleigh. “During this program we will be exploring ways to utilize the healing garden to restore emotional balance and promote psychological healing.”

The rain location for both events is the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center’s movement room.