Eco-Healing is a broad term referring to nature’s capacity
heal and nurture us.
Nature’s healing gifts come in a variety of size and shapes. Eco-Healing is a full spectrum experience gracing your body, mind, and spirit with renewal. You may already be or already have participated in eco-healing, but you didn’t call it that.
Look and see how many of these reported eco-healing activities you have experienced.
How many of these things are true about your life?
_______ Spend time in nature on a regular basis _______ Find yourself wishing you could spend more time in nature _______ Garden as a hobby or occasionally _______ Enjoy coming across a wild, non-threatening animal _______ Listening to the sounds of nature (water, wind, animals) pleases you _______ Feel physically better after outdoor exercise (green exercise) _______ Have a favorite spot or spots in nature you like to visit _______ Find yourself thinking about a place in nature _______ Enjoy providing for birds, butterflies, and other small wildlife _______ Become less stressed after spending time in nature _______ Feel mentally better after spending time outdoors _______ Find you can think clearer after being in nature _______ Experience inspiration in nature _______ Have an enhanced sense of spirituality in nature _______ Notice mood changes for the better after a nature experience _______ Feel better about yourself and your life after a nature experience _______ Notice less depression and anxiety after being with nature _______ Experience unexpected memories of a place in nature you love _______ Experience a sense of gratitude for life while in nature. _______ Feel moved to communicate with nature and/or moved to pray _______ Change in priorities after spending time in nature
Regardless of how many or how few of the things on the Eco-Healing list you checked, know that research studies have shown that people are restored by nature in all the ways mentioned above. Maybe you can even think of other eco-healing activities that you enjoy.
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