26 Apr Therapy doesn’t have to be sitting in a room talking; getting out and in to nature has been proven very helpful!
Happiness can be found in many places.
Even if there’s truth to the notion that happiness can only be found within; our external surroundings do play a role.
And nature is increasingly being recognised as something that’s not just good for our mood and a boost of happiness, but also something that’s therapeutic and soothing…
via the SMH by Jill Stark
There is a park near my apartment that has become like a second home. When anxiety has me in its teeth, it is my place of quiet retreat.
I sit listening to the wind whistle through the leaves of the ancient English elms, and, for a while, the chatter in my head is placed on mute.
The great outdoors is a natural healer. There’s something innately calming about letting our bare feet feel the grounding energy of the earth.
And yet, in a hectic modern age where we’re constantly plugged into electronic devices and confined by the concrete jungles of big cities, connection to the natural world can be hard to find.Advertisement
But the rejuvenating benefits of time spent in nature are difficult to ignore, and increasingly “ecotherapy” is being adopted as a preventative and restorative health strategy.
With anxiety and depression rates soaring, doctors and mental health professionals are harnessing the call of the wild to help restore emotional and physical wellbeing…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE