Nature is around all of us. When was the last time you got out of your cubicle, office, store, home, whatever to really enjoy it? Most of us love to go to the beach, take walks in the park, vacation in the country, go camping, whatever it is you love in the great outdoors, but do not do it.
Ecotherapy is a way to improve your mental health by being active outdoors, in a green environment.
According to research published last year by Mind, ecotherapy should become a recognized treatment for people with mental health problems. Their report, “Ecotherapy: the green agenda for mental health”, is the first study to look at the benefits of “green exercise” and how it effects depression. (Mind is the National Association for Mental Health, the leading non-profit in England and Wales devoted to mental health.) Read the rest of this entry »