Hiking: Reduce Stress One Step at a Time (RECREATE - 13HIKI04)
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
|General Public||$ 45.00|
|Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni||$ 35.00|
|BU Staff||$ 35.00|
|Full-time Student||$ 25.00|
Explore the impact that stress has on one’s body, and mental/emotional well being. Then discover several stress reducing techniques to practice on a day hike, and how to plan a fun and safe day hike to a destination tailored to your personal needs. Photos and descriptions of Cascade Mountain day hikes will tantalize you with the year round, low cost possibilities for stress reduction within 75 miles of downtown Seattle.
Diane uses day hiking as a weekly antidote to a busy schedule. She can’t wait to share with you the many connections she’s discovered between hiking and stress reduction. Let this well-seasoned hiker and educator entice you into the healing wild places not far from your own backyard. After the seminar you are welcome to participate in an optional hike from the Bastyr campus down to Lake Washington, and back again.
Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:
- Describe the difference between good stress and bad stress
- Explain the effects of stress on your physical and mental well-being
- Describe the connections between hiking and stress reduction
- Identify and control the variables for a safe, stress-free day hike
- Use free resources to plan your personalized Cascades day hike
- List three stress reducing techniques to practice on your next day hike
Course Notes: After the seminar you are welcome to participate in an optional hike down to Lake Washington, approximately 3-4:30p.m. (No additional charge). Wear shoes appropriate for unpaved forest paths (steep in places) and weather appropriate outer-ware. Bring a snack and water.
Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #76. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.
Diane Spicer is an associate professor in the Basic Sciences Department at Bastyr, and the director of the Integrated Human Biology Program. She teaches a variety of courses, including anatomy and physiology. Diane’s trail credentials include 40+ years of hiking in the U.S. and Canada, beginning decades before fleece and Gore-Tex were dreamed up. She’s hiked through all kinds of stressful situations including nasty weather, animal encounters and gear failures.
To learn more about this instructor, please visit www.hiking-for-her.com