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Your Brain on Nature - Ecotherapy: The Healing and Restorative Power of Nature.

“This is your brain on nature.”  How much do you know about ecopsychology and ecotherapy? Did you know there’s an emerging field of academic study in the restorative and healing power of nature? 

On Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m., SUNY Orange Assistant Professor Christine Henderson will speak on Ecotherapy: The Healing and Restorative Power of Nature. The lecture will explain the latest research concerning the relationship between psychology and nature, focusing on the changes that take place in the brain as a result of time in nature, while also addressing its treatment efficacy and practical applications.

The venue for this program, which is free and open to the public, is the OBTC Great Room 101, located at the eastern end of the first floor in Kaplan Hall.

Henderson’s talk will demonstrate to attendees her strong interest in and knowledge of environmental psychology and ecopsychology.  A SUNY Orange alumna, she went on to earn her BA and MS in Psychology at Adelphi University, and is currently working toward an MA in Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies at Empire State College.  She is a member of the faculty of the SUNY Orange Behavioral Sciences Department, where she is also the Coordinator for the Human Services Program’s AS degree. 

For more information, send an email to, call (845) 341-9386, or check out the SUNY Orange website at: Free and secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall garage accessible at 73 First Street.

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Joanne Zipay
Cultural Affairs