Nature & Wellbeing
green space and connectivity with nature can enhance well-being.
Mindfulness can help all of us to break away from the automatic schedule and pursue some restorative time with nature.
Research has also shown that mindfulness mediates the relationship between nature connectedness and wellbeing.
There is a growing body of research demonstrating that simple exposure to nature is good for our health and wellbeing. An emerging body of research also demonstrates that there are health benefits associated with feeling more connected to nature.
Nature connectedness is an accepted psychological construct that describes a realization of our shared place within nature. Nature connectedness also incorporates our emotional response, beliefs, attitudes, and behavior towards nature.
connection with nature is associated with
- to helping us feel good and function well, greater life satisfaction,
- lower anxiety,
- improved vitality,
- pro-social behaviors, and pro-nature behaviors.