By Mia Castagnone You’ve heard of the Therapaws, now get ready for Nature Based Therapy! Victoria-based organisation, Nature Based Therapy, offers counselling, group activities, retreats and diploma courses to medical students and professionals in nature therapy. The organisation was founded by Kit Kline, a Canadian-born counsellor and educator in the social and community services sector
For eons, women have been automatically associated with nature. This association stemmed from the fact that both perform essentially similar roles; giving birth to progeny and nurturing them – call them children or flora and fauna for easier identification.
You don’t have to walk in the woods or take a walk in the park to distress or relax. Simply looking out of the window or even looking at natural landscape photographs can reduce your stress to a great extent.
Are your employees constantly stressed at work? Do they feel claustrophobic in the workplace? Are they unhappy in spite of the best facilities and technology at their disposal?
Albert Einstein once stated, ‘Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better’. I truly believe this to be true. My fondest childhood memories were ones of me playing in and with the natural world. I was blessed to have a forest literally at my back door where I grew up in Vancouver, Canada.
The hibernation phase is over and now it’s time to come out and smell the roses. There’s no better time to enliven our senses than that of Spring. One way to awaken our sensory system is to engage in spring cleaning with Nature Based Therapy.
Winter is often a season which people dread due to the fear of catching colds and flu’s, spending time indoors, experiencing shorter days and colder nights. It can however be one of the best seasons for healing.