I have been spending more time outside in nature as a conscious practice while focusing on the wonder of the natural world that we live in. It has been giving me precious moments as I reconnect with my surroundings paying attention to my senses and really slowing down.
The effects are revitalising and calming, and I notice how much being out in nature can regulate my emotions and enhance my health.
The experience has been enhanced by beautiful Guided Forest Therapy sessions in Glengarrif Woods and also by engaging in Eco Psychotherapy and Eco Art Therapy trainings over the last few years. I am working therapeutically outside in a lovely nature reserve in West Cork with those who like the idea, and it would suit.
Research shows that like Art Therapy, Nature or Eco Therapy allows us to process deep emotional transformation in a safe and regulated way leading to health and wellbeing.