The Waterford Congregational Church Climate Conversations series is set to present a Healing in Nature session, scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20.

The session, led by Dr. Wendy Weiger, will take place in the Wilkins House at 19 Plummer Hill Road, followed by a walk in the local woods to apply what has been learned.

Weiger earned both her Doctor of Medicine and doctorate degree in neurobiology from Harvard Medical School, where she continued her career in medical research, exploring the ways the chemical and electrical activities of the brain form people’s thoughts and emotions.

In the midst of that career, she experienced several profound personal experiences that led her to shift her life focus to her strong spiritual foundation, move to the north woods of Maine, become a registered Maine guide, and follow a path that combined her scientific training with her expanding spirituality.

She said is now involved in “sharing my journey, hoping to guide others to the solace nature offers us all — and hoping others will be inspired to work toward healing the wounds we are collectively inflicting upon our planet,” according to a news release from the church.

Her session is geared toward helping people understand how nature heals them on many levels — physical, mental and spiritual. In this time of anxiety over threats like COVID and the climate crisis, people can use new and personal techniques to heal ourselves and our planet.

Weiger will share her experiences in the Maine woods through her photos and stories, demonstrating techniques she’s learned from a wide variety of spiritual sources around the world.

The climate series, called “Climate Conversations: What Can WE Do?,” began in 2019 and has explored topics like how people interact with nature, and how technologies, policies and politics can have a positive impact on addressing the climate crisis.

The group has also explored what we people can do to mitigate the harm caused by a changing climate. For example, the group is building a demonstration pollinator garden at the Waterford Library to encourage members of the broader community to take action on their own properties.

For more information, contact Sally V. Holm, communications coordinator, Waterford Congregational Church, at 617-803-1450.

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