How Can Nature help you?
What does it tell us?
Scientists have revealed the healing power of Nature and that such Nature based exepriences, are a strong path to innerself reconnection.
Indeed, recent studies in the field of positive psychology have demonstrated the salutogenesis action of the direct contact with nature, and its importance in human development.
Such nature connection has been proved to be beneficial for both human cognitive functioning and emotional wellbeing at all developmental stages. (Zaradic & Pergams, 2007) and multiple levels, increasing the intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical development. (Kellert, 2005)
"Nature connection is beneficial for both
human cognitive functioning and emotional wellbeing
at all developmental stages".
" Going from Living to finally Being,
You will stand up to the World"
Here is a glimpse of some of the Nature benefits:
At Intellectual level
Supports creativity and problem solving (Kellert, 2005).
Enhances cognitive skills (Wells, 2000).
Reduces symptoms of the Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) (Kuo & Taylor, 2004).
Improves academic performance (Cooper, 2015).
At Emotional/Social level
Improves social relations (Burdette & Whitaker, 2005).
Improves self-discipline, Peace, self-control (Taylor, Kuo, & Sullivan, 2001).
At Physical level
Increases physical activity (Bell & Dyment, 2008).
Improves awareness and caution about nutrition (Koch, Waliczek, & Zajicek, 2006).
Encourage healthy behavior (Bell & Dyment, 2008).
Improves eyesight (less myopia, nearsightedness) (Rose, et al., 2008).
Reduces stress (Wells & Evans, 2003).
At Spiritual level
Awe can help find meaning
If we take Nature as a guide,
we will never get lost!"