Explore the world's 
1st Mindful Pocket Park℠

Take The Nature Pill℠ at Patch Of Heaven Sanctuary
Designed to Reduce Anxiety & Increase Calm
Backed by Science, Based in Nature
An immersive sensory experience
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and Regenerate

Welcome to the Mindful Pocket Park@Patch
Designed to reduce anxiety and increase calm. As you pause and take the “Nature Pill,” you learn to Pay Attention With Your Senses (P.A.W.S). 

Using Sight, Sound, Scent, Touch and Taste as the anchor of focus, you will arrive in the present moment.
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Why a Mindful Pocket Park?

Dear Nature Lover,
What a delight to invite you to experience a dream come true! I’m Suzanne Jewell, Chief Experience Officer at Patch Of Heaven Sanctuary, and the founder of the Mindful Pocket Park. Both a Nature lover and burnout survivor, I believe this collaboration can help humans sit, stay and heal at the speed of Nature.

In today's fast-paced world, we are constantly inundated with information and distractions, which can lead to increased stress levels and decreased attention spans. The American Psychological Association (2021) has highlighted that nearly 80% of adults are experiencing negative health effects due to stress, while research published in the Harvard Business Review (2017) indicates that our attention spans have diminished significantly.

The digital era of distraction is challenging our capacity to pay attention, taking a toll on our personal wellbeing, relationships, work-life balance, and overall happiness. This bold innovation at the Speed of Nature here at Patch Of Heaven Sanctuary activates our vision to reconnect Humans to Nature one mindful walk, one tree, one butterfly and one breath at a time.
The Mindful Pocket Park is our response to these modern-day challenges. Through this unique and immersive sensory experience, we aim to help you reconnect with the natural world, recharge your mind, and elevate your awareness. We believe that by taking the time to slow down and taking "The Nature Pill", we can restore our mental balance and improve our overall well-being.

Think Nature-based mindfulness is “woo” or not for you?

Think again.
The world’s 1st Mindful Pocket Park℠ is based on the University of Michigan research that 20 mins in Nature reduces cortisol, which is the core hormone that bathes our body when we experience stress. Stanford’s research supports how vital to mental health “The Nature Pill℠” can be, possibly to reduce the risk of depression in an overly urbanized and concrete world.

I invite you to embark on this transformative journey with us and discover the power of P.A.W.S. (Pay Attention With Your Senses) in our one-of-a-kind Mindful Pocket Park.

With warmest regards,
Suzanne Jewell
Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Chief Experience Officer Patch Of Heaven Sanctuary

A Tangible Toolkit for Climate Anxiety

By immersing ourselves in the natural world and paying attention to our surroundings, we can forge a deeper connection with the environment, learn from its inherent wisdom, and cultivate a greater sense of well-being.

Nature-based mindfulness practices encourage us to slow down, observe our thoughts and emotions, and find solace in the simple beauty of the world around us.

Take The Nature Pill@Patch

Awe + Beauty + Calm = 
The Nature Pill at Patch

As you step into the Mindful Pocket Park, prepare to immerse yourself in a captivating experience designed to elevate your awareness and enhance your connection with Nature. Each of our five sensory stations focuses on a specific sense: Sight, Sound, Scent, Touch, and Taste. Curated with expert care, these stations provide a unique opportunity to engage with the world around you based on the cutting-edge research (UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center) on the transformative power on the practice o AWE and WONDER.

Explore the enchanting world of the senses.
Revitalize your mind, body, and soul.
Awaken your curiosity.
Enrich your well-being.

Reconnect. Recharge. Regenerate.


Awaken Your Visual Perception
"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
At the Sight station, feast your eyes on a vibrant kaleidoscope of colors and patterns. Our carefully designed landscape features an array of plants, flowers, and artistic installations that will inspire awe and stimulate your visual senses, helping you to become more aware of the beauty that surrounds you.


Tune In to Nature's Symphony
"And the air is full of the sound, the sighs,
Of orange leaves, and olive, and almond trees." - Victor Hugo, The Old Men
The Sound station invites you to immerse yourself in a tranquil soundscape filled with Nature's most soothing melodies. From the gentle rustling of leaves to the calming flow of water, allow your mind to quieten and your focus to sharpen as you absorb the harmonious symphony around you.


Breathe in the Essence of Serenity
"I love the smell of earth, the touch of waves, the taste of berries, the sight of trees,
the sound of laughter, and the feeling of being fully alive." - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Inhale the soothing and invigorating scents of Nature at our Scent station. This aromatic oasis features a variety of fragrant plants and essential oils, each chosen for their unique ability to enhance relaxation, uplift your mood, and transport you to a state of blissful tranquility.


Embrace Nature's Textures
"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home - and I am always in touch with it." - Gary Snyder
Explore the world of tactile sensations at our Touch station. Here, you can run your fingers through soft moss, feel the warmth of sunlit stones, and engage with a diverse array of natural materials. Experience the grounding and restorative power of connecting with the earth through touch.


Savor the Flavors of Nature
"In the taste of a single cup of tea, you will eventually discover the truth of all the ten thousand
forms in the universe." - Attributed to Kyongbong Sunim, Zen Master
Finally, indulge your taste buds in our Taste station, where you can sample a variety of organic and locally sourced treats. Delight in the natural flavors of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs as you reconnect with the simple pleasures of eating mindfully and appreciating the nourishing gifts of Nature.

Embrace Tranquility in the Meditation Circle

Engage in Mindfulness
Conclude your sensory journey by joining fellow visitors in our serene Meditation Circle. Here, you are invited to sit and reflect on the experiences you've gathered through each of the five senses. Allow the harmonious atmosphere to envelop you as you engage in mindfulness meditation, absorbing the serenity of Nature and the calming energy that surrounds you.
Connect with the Present
Our Meditation Circle offers a safe, welcoming space for both experienced meditators and newcomers alike. Take this opportunity to practice stillness, deepen your awareness, and foster inner peace. As you quiet your mind and focus on your breath, you'll find yourself connecting with the present moment and rediscovering the power of simply being.
Nurture Mental Clarity
Whether you choose to meditate independently or participate in a guided session, the Meditation Circle is the perfect sanctuary to nurture mental clarity, cultivate compassion, and enhance your overall well-being. Embrace this tranquil space and emerge feeling rejuvenated, centered, and inspired.

Don't Miss the
Mindful Pocket Park Experience

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey through Nature and mindfulness? Don't miss the opportunity to be among the first to explore the Mindful Pocket Park!

Experience the unique blend of sensory exploration, connection with Nature, and inner peace that awaits you within the park. Each visit promises to be a rejuvenating and enlightening experience that will deepen your appreciation for the world around you and nurture your mental well-being.

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Self-guided Tour
For Individuals.
Included in your Day Pass when you visit Patch of Heaven Sanctuary.
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Guided Wellness Walks
For Teams.
An experience guided by our Chief Experience Office, Suzanne Jewell.
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