Community Medicine Garden
with Anna O'Malley, MD
Being in the natural world is healing. The sights and sounds soothe us, we humans become kinder and more empathetic with each other, our immune system is boosted, our blood pressure and mood is improved. We are opened to insights and presence. Taking the natural world in through deeply breathing, silently sitting, mindfully sipping herbal tea, and eating fresh from the garden has powerful benefits, from cellular to societal. The Garden is the perfect place to do healing work; in many ways it is allows for deeper healing than can happen in a clinical setting.
Beginning in early 2022, we will be exploring different facets of this medicine here in the Commonweal Garden. In collaboration with our local community health center, we will deepen our creative engagement with healing in community, in relationship with nature.
Each session will complement the Community Medicine Circle (CMC) held that month, on Zoom. The CMC is not a prerequisite of attendance. Open to all.
These sessions are held by donation. You donation supports our ability to keep the Garden open and tended, and accessible to all. Suggested donation $10-$20 though we gratefully accept any contribution.