When Gardens Don't Heal with Dr. Robert Lyons
"Although widely believed to be true in anecdotal sense, there is also an abundance of research espousing the curative value of gardens and other green spaces. However, what happens with gardens are integral to the source of disappointment, stress, or even personal tragedy? Can we expect their reputed healing powers to live up to our own expectations for overcoming personal grief? This talk will highlight one man's journey following personal loss and the serendipitous role of gardens in the recovery process. When seemingly disconnected from any healing, gardens can be profoundly influential following reconciliation with one's new reality, and in fact, their impact can be a celebration. Eventually there is a welcome realization; restoration is not just limited to one's gardens, but to one's soul, as well."