During my research this week I stumbled upon this fab group from the UK called Mind. Mind is a charity that works for better mental health. They have commissioned two studies to measure the impact of ecotherapy on metal health. In their report they define ecotherapy as "a natural, free and accessible treatment that boosts our mental wellbeing. Whether it’s a horticultural development programme supervised by a therapist or simple walk in the park, being outdoors and being active is proven to benefit our mental health."
We all love research that confirms our own point of view, so as a person who feels the benefits of walking in the forest or alongside the brook, I can happily find validation in this report. On the same topic, an interesting article
from the Greater Good Science Center has pulled together information from various studies that suggests "nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy."
What do you think? Do you find it difficult to spend time in nature?