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Natural Awakenings Ann Arbor Michigan

Outdoor Fertility Therapy Benefits Mind and Body

Apr 28, 2019 03:00AM

Kathleen Nelson, LMSW, ACSW, GC-C, is hosting a five-week Nature & Nurture Fertility support group for those experiencing infertility struggles, which includes support, conversation, snacks and an outdoor walk. It begins at 6 p.m., May 5, at Washtenaw County Farm Park, and will become an ongoing event.

She says, “Infertility treatments are often difficult, and can keep us from being out in nature. Walking is not only good for the body, it is good for the mind. Walking allows the brain to release feelgood neurotransmitters and increases body temperature, which is thought to have a calming effect on the brain. I use walk and talk therapy as a helpful technique when working with clients. Getting outdoors really changes the dynamic of the session. Clients are more relaxed as being outdoors is familiar, rather than being in a therapy office.”

Nelson is a licensed, clinical social worker certified in grief counseling, with 23 years of experience.


Cost is $10 per session. Location: 2230 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor. Preregister (required) at 734-320-4958 or

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