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Mental Health & Wellbeing Hiking Group




Apr 2, 2024


6 Weeks


5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Loch Raven Trails

About the Program

Walking in nature can boost your mood and improve mental health. Spending quality time hiking in the forest reduces stress, calms anxiety, and can lead to a lower risk of depression, according to a study done by researchers at Stanford University. This six week hiking group will combine hiking with weekly mental health and wellbeing topics such as the power of positive psychology, the science of happiness and engaging practice that will provide a break from the feeling of always being ‘switched-on’.

Your Instructor

Eliane Coates

Eliane Coates

Eliane earned her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She has several years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families. Prior to pursuing her counseling degree, Eliane worked in outdoor education and fully believes in the healing powers that come from being in nature.

Rachel Oppenheimer

Rachel Oppenheimer, M.S., LGPC, strives to create a safe space to help her clients achieve self-awareness and feel accepted. Rachel believes that all people are capable of growth. She earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Villanova University. Rachel has experience helping adolescents and adults with anxiety, emotion regulation, negative self-talk, and self-esteem.

Eliane Coates
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