When we feel stressed, we might go for a walk or maybe run in a local park, meadow, woodland or perhaps alongside a river or canal. The idea that contact with nature can be good for our health has a long history but there has been a lot of research recently into the restorative effects of nature in relation to both physical and psychological wellbeing. There is an increasing interest in these benefits from mainstream media, including magazines like Country Living and Psychologies as well as newspapers such as the Guardian and Independent. Relatively new fields of ecopsychology (the study of the connection between human beings and the natural world) and ecotherapy (nature-based health programs) are growing rapidly. During ecotherapy sessions, the natural world inspires reflection and contemplation about any issues that participants are experiencing. Often, sessions incorporate tuning in to the senses, being aware of what is happening in nature at that moment.
A range of nature based activities that help to improve health and wellbeing with Veronika Brannovic.
NEXT ECOTHERAPY WORKSHOPS:
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better’, Albert Einstein
Through our individual coaching service, we offer the opportunity to work through any issues you are experiencing and help you to restore balance to your life. Often, walking in nature and talking through issues or plans with another person can give you a different perspective on them. Strolling through a meadow or woodland, next to a stream or lake gives us the space to switch off and reflect a little.
Cost: £30 for one hour or £50 for two hours