Ecotherapy is more than a walk in the woods or watching a beautiful sunset. It’s an emerging form of treatment that can help with healing depression. It aims at restoring the connection to the natural world. Being near a green space lowers stress and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression, and children with attention deficit disorder show improved cognitive function when interacting with nature, according to the American Journal of Public Health. Even five minutes of outdoor exercise, especially near a body of water, can boost your mood and self-esteem , and lower levels of stress hormones. Patients report improved blood sugars and lower blood pressure. Ecotherapy draws upon the idea that many people benefit by putting Mother Nature back into their lives, that doing so can lead to an enhanced sense of relaxation and well-being. He. re is a few ideas on how to practice Ecotherapy
- Add nature to your office with plants, photographs, and nature magazines.
- Walk 1-3 miles daily.
- Spend time with animals and bird watching
- Meditate in nature
- Grow a garden or join a horticulture group
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