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What is Nature Therapy? (And Why You Should Be Doing It!)

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Let’s face it: there’s just something about being outside. Even simple acts like soaking up the sun on a park bench, walking your furry companion, or listening to the birdsong can instantly ground you. But guess what? Spending time in nature is one of the best things you can do for your mental well-being (confirmed by science). And that’s why nature therapy is so popular!

As the name suggests, nature therapy uses the power of nature and the outdoors to improve both mental and physical health. And as the weather gets warmer, now is the perfect time to embrace some “ecotherapy.”

In this post, we’ll break down what nature therapy is – as well as how you can start adding it to your daily routine.

Understanding Nature Therapy

Have you ever felt instantly calmer after a walk in the park? There’s a science-backed reason why. Nature therapy — also known as ecotherapy or green therapy — harnesses the power of the outdoors to improve mental and physical health. Think of ecotherapy as the umbrella term, encompassing a variety of nature-based activities.

While simply spending time outdoors is beneficial, nature therapy takes it a step further. Essentially, it involves a guided experience with a trained professional (like our Fort Worth therapists). You explore the natural world together – a walk in the park or quiet reflection in a green space – while engaging in therapeutic practices. The goal? To engage in a typical session, with the added benefits of being outdoors.

The connection between humans and nature is an age-old concept. Many cultures, particularly those in Asia, have long emphasized this link. Modern science confirms that even images of nature can evoke feelings of friendliness and joy. Basically, the advantages of spending time outdoors (and ecotherapy) are extensive and well-documented.

Benefits of Nature Therapy

While simply soaking up the sun can work wonders, nature therapy adds a new dimension to your connection with the natural world. Here are some ways nature therapy can benefit you:

Reduce Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Levels

Multiple studies have shown that frequent exposure to green environments can significantly reduce your risk of depression. And it’s not just about escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Immersing yourself in nature has a calming effect, promoting feelings of relaxation and focus.

Think about the last time you walked in the park or hiked through a forest. Did you notice a shift in your mood? The serenity of nature has a way of putting things in perspective. The worries that seemed overwhelming indoors can suddenly feel smaller surrounded by the beauty of the natural world.

Improve Mood and Decrease Stress and Anger

Spending time outdoors can be a powerful mood booster! Fresh air increases your oxygen intake, literally helping you breathe easier. This boost in oxygen isn’t just about physical benefits – it has a surprising impact on your mood.

When your brain gets a good dose of oxygen, it triggers a rise in serotonin levels. Serotonin is a natural mood regulator, often called your body’s “feel-good” chemical. And with an improved mood comes a sharper mind! Feeling good can enhance creativity and broaden your perspective, helping you see the bigger picture and appreciate your surroundings.

Increase Overall Cognitive Function

Do you ever feel like your brain is stuck on a hamster wheel? It’s no surprise as to why! Most of us spend huge chunks of our days glued to screens for work and relaxation. However, spending time outdoors is a natural stress reliever for your busy mind.

Studies show that stepping into nature significantly improves cognitive function in both children and adults. Memory, focus, and self-control all get a boost. And the best part? You don’t even need a grand adventure. Simply being around green spaces — like a local park or the Trinity River — has demonstrably positive effects for people of all ages.

Our connection to nature runs deep. Research suggests it echoes our ancestors, who relied on nature for survival. And this innate drive to connect with the outdoors is what makes spending time there so beneficial.

Incorporating Nature Therapy into Daily Life

Now that we’ve discussed why spending time outdoors is crucial for your health, let’s discuss practical ways to apply this concept.

For everyday self-care, simple techniques can help you connect with nature. One popular method is the 5-4-3-2-1 grounding technique. (Grounding methods are a way of bringing your attention back to the here and now.)

Here’s how it works: find a quiet spot outdoors and name five things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste. This simple exercise brings your focus to the present moment, calming those racing thoughts. (You can also do this indoors.)

Additionally, taking a walk — solo or with a friend — is a fantastic way to incorporate nature into your routine. Our recommendation? A long stroll by the Trinity River when the bluebonnets are in bloom. You’ll get to experience nature’s beauty firsthand and find company in others seeking the same sense of peace and renewal.

Remember, any activity that brings you outside and away from screens is perfect! With warmer weather on the rise, take advantage of the beautiful season and explore. Plus, Texas boasts 89 beautiful public parks, offering endless opportunities for adventure. Need help figuring out where to go? Use this handy tracker to find a park near you.

Ready to Reconnect with Nature? Fort Worth Therapists Can Help!

Essentially, nature therapy brings the outdoors into mental health treatment. Ecotherapy takes many forms and can even be incorporated into your existing Fort Worth counseling sessions – if that’s something that interests you.

At Fort Wellness Counseling, we can explore ways to bring the outdoors into your treatment plan – just ask us!

Spending time outdoors is easier than you think. Even a short walk through your neighborhood or a few minutes on a park bench is enough to reap the benefits. So, the next time you’re feeling stressed, step outside and reconnect with nature. You might be surprised at how much better you feel.

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