How to Use Wild Spaces for Wellbeing
Using Nature for Inspiration, Creativity and Inner Contentment
Ecotherapy can be simply making time to engage with nature, by gardening, doing arts and crafts outdoors or learning to relax and de-stress properly, or it can be a well-researched and skilfully delivered learning and personal development experience, long or short.
For many years we have worked with people of all ages in the outdoors, using carefully orchestrated interactions with the natural world to help people contact their inner natural being and learn for themselves how to de-stress whenever they need it.
Ecotherapy is especially effective for working with young people, especially those on the spectrum or who have experienced difficulties learning, socialising or finding what inspires them in life.
If you're working with a young person, you need to build up their trust step by step and use incremental experiences that will engage them, rather like balancing stone on stone.
You Don't Need a Wilderness for Wellbeing
You might think that because you live in a city or town that there is nowhere you can get valid nature experiences. In fact, many individuals, plus health professionals, carers, teachers and managers are learning how to use any available local space, be it park, waste ground, canal side or footpath, even a balcony or window box, to bring short but very powerful positive and calming experiences to boost wellbeing. We can show you how.
Take a journey...
A tumbling river crashes over the rapids and then becomes a series of pools and rills, where fish can be seen darting under the tree-lined banks. Dippers, kingfishers and herons fly by and even otters appear from time to time.
Not many of us have places like this that we can easily access. But through our meditations (coming soon) you can learn to drift away to a secret oasis of calm and pleasure in your mind, and to switch this ability on at will. (Though it's not recommended whilst driving!)