The self-help contact point of the Waldeck-Frankenberg district has also been severely affected by the contact restrictions and other cuts resulting from the Corona pandemic in recent months. It has been able to offer its services, such as meetings and training courses for people interested in self-help, only to a limited extent and largely digitally. Yet it is precisely in the self-help groups that personal exchange is important, face to face. The employees of the self-help contact point are therefore pleased that falling incidences now make it possible to meet and exchange ideas in person again.
As the first such meeting, the Self-Help Contact Point had held a walk in the forest on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in the morning, observing the known safety and hygiene rules. The aim was to network people from the self-help community with each other, to make new contacts and to inform interested people about the possibilities and opportunities of self-help work. This was so well received that the forest walk will be repeated on the afternoon of August 24.
As part of the tour through the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park, there will again be several stops where information will be provided about self-help work in conjunction with nature therapy. "We will also report on the positive effects of exercise for self-help during the walk," say Heike Eschler and Kristin Schmidt-Momberg from the self-help contact point.
All interested parties are cordially invited to the second, afternoon forest walk. The therapy dog of Heike Eschler, who works as a nature therapist, will be with us again during the leisurely walk. New impulses for the work of the self-help groups can then be taken away from what has been learned.
The route for the slow walk is about 3.5 kilometers and is easily manageable in about two and a half hours with the stops in between. The route is suitable for all walkers. Participants are only asked to wear sturdy shoes and clothing suitable for the weather, and to carry a mouth-nose protection. Unfortunately, those who feel ill must refrain from participating due to the pandemic rules in force. Everyone who participates will receive a seat cushion or scarf as well as a backpack bag with the logo of the self-help center.
The tour starts on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. at the "Trappenhardt" hikers' parking lot near Basdorf. The exact location description goes to the participants - the number of participants is limited to 12 people - with the registration confirmation. Interested persons are asked to register by August 23 by phone 05631 954-888 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.