"Therapy that takes place in nature taps into the human desire for connection. An experience in nature creates an environment in which the client can find a sense of belonging and self confidence, reducing stress and increasing coherence and a broader sense of communnity."
- Christine Mattila
Humans crave a connection with nature. We can see this through the popularity of activities like gardening and horticulture, to hiking and nature photography. When humans encounter nature we find peace, increased self awareness, and solace.
Research confirms what we have observed. That direct contact with nature can improve mental health and increase psychological and spiritual growth and development.
Nature Therapy is experiential therapy that uses these benefits to their full potential.
Benefits include stress reduction, a sense of coherence and belonging, improved self confidence and self discipline, along with a broader sense of community. It can be used to help treat addiction, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, eating disorders, PTSD, dual diagnosis, healthy and body positive adult and teen weight management, and esteem building.