How Does Nature fit with therapy?
There are many different possibilities for integrating nature into therapy. Perhaps the simplest, and most powerful healing is simply by being in nature. Most of us live domesticated and tech filled lives, and a mindful and therapeutic walk thru native bushland is a healing treat.
Without knowing it, many of us are hungry for connection to the wild.
Research has shown that being amongst forest or bushland helps individuals struggling with anxiety and depression, improve their mood in as little as 30 minutes. It makes sense that this would be the case, as many of us instinctively know nature helps us feel good without the need for research to validate our innate knowing.
Nature is our master healer, and doesn’t require us to do anything to receive the benefits; other than finding our way to her.
Being in nature is the perfect tonic for our modern sedentary physiology; walking and standing tall, experiencing beauty and awe, and taking deep breaths, whilst talking intentionally with a therapist is a powerful combination.
Who would benefit from nature-based therapy?
Anyone really! Nature-based therapy can be particularly wonderful for individuals who find traditional therapy confronting. The gentle peace offered by walking and talking in nature can help a person relax and speak more freely, than sitting face to face in an office.
If you are curious about how nature might contribute to your therapeutic journey, ask Natalia to discuss it with you.