Help us create the world’s 1st Mindful Pocket Park
Welcome to a most exciting project we’re planting here at Patch, the world’s 1st Mindful Pocket Park. Envisioned by our Chief Experience Officer, Suzanne Jewell, we hope to help everyone take their daily dose of “The Nature Pill” through learning how to P.A.W.S., or Pay Attention With Your Senses.
“Americans are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress, challenging our ability to cope,” according to the American Psychological Association.
We’re honored that the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami 44 cohort of committed volunteers through WeOneMiami are supporting our team to realize this nature-based innovation together.
The five mindful sensory stations include Sight, Sound, Scent, Touch and Taste; all part of the walking meditative experience. Followed by a seated 10-minute guided visualization where guests get to practice how to “Be The Tree, Be The Rock and Be The Butterfly” in our meditation circle. The choreographed layout of the mindful park’s nature immersion is meant to be an immediate reset to begin reducing anxiety and increasing calm. As the first and immediate experience located alongside the Welcome Center at Patch, the 25-minute immersion helps ground guests from their distractions and arrive in the present moment.
The Nature Pill app will guide guests to do an emotional “check-in” of their calm and anxiety levels at the entrance and exit of the Mindful Pocket Park. This “drop-in” practice builds emotional awareness and a direct correlation to the immersive nature experience and its beneficial impacts on human wellbeing.
The Practice of Wonderment
It is our hope the Mindful Pocket Park experience sets the tone for the deeper immersion into our 20 acres that will fill you with Awe, Beauty, and Calm. This is the Practice of Wonderment. When we arrive in the moment, become present and engage our environment with curiosity through our senses, we can begin to heal our anxiety.