It turns out that you don’t need a doctor’s prescription to get effective medicine. Nature provides incredible health, mindset, and mood benefits —- for free.
Eco therapy — or nature therapy — is a great way to relieve stress, increase focus, and otherwise ground yourself with the natural world.
So what exactly is natural therapy, and why is it so powerful?
Nature therapy is a holistic approach to healing using nature. It can help you become more mindful and increase your wellbeing.
You can engage in nature therapy with light, water, rocks, soil, trees, flowers, wildlife, and sky gazing. All you need is an element of nature, and you can get the benefits of this powerful healing ritual.
There are several nature therapy types, such as forest bathing, crafts, and more:
This involves getting in touch with forest energies by surrounding yourself with trees and letting go of technology. It frees your mind and lets you relax.
Take a journal out into the wilderness. Sketch what you see. Or close your eyes and simply let your mind wander. Then draw what you feel.
You can protect nature while enjoying its benefits. Adopt a park, or a tree, or simply take care of wildlife. This will increase your empathy and understanding of the natural world.
Gardening is a great way to save money at the market. It’s also a great therapeutic exercise. Give your leftovers to the community or can it for future use.
Just a little bit of sunlight every day can improve your mood. It also gives you much needed Vitamin D!
There are so many benefits of nature therapy like:
- Mood enhancement
- Medical recovery
- Prevent obesity
- Lower stress
- Fight cancer
- Improve relaxation
- Increase focus
- Reduce Pain
And many, many more.
There is no end to the types of ecotherapy you can engage in. The important thing is that you connect with nature, whichever method suits you most!