I hope a few other members will try this effective therapy? .... if they havent already.
This is a good way of being somewhere away from triggers and away from people in a hurry.
Basically its about being out in natural places and engaging in activities in a natural environment.
Activities could be anything as simple as taking a picnic and walking into a nature reserve and finding a good place to chill out and spend time just watching the wildlife and talking with your partner, a friend, or friends or relatives? But to do it regularly, make it part of your weekly or daily routine.
We have enhanced our time in these wonderful natural places by learning about the wildlife and interacting with them in a safe way. We also learn by observing their individual behavior and how they behave as a group.
We know some of them by sight and I think they know us.
Some rather interesting wildlife appears which is not indiginous to the UK. So we are on a constant learning curve. ie: a solitary black swan which we see two or three times a year and a white Peruvian duck which took us quiet a while to identify online.
But from simple things like this, the nature therapy can also be vollunteering and being actively engaged with the work of conservation groups.
I want to explore this with you, because being with nature is great therapy on many levels !
An interesting section on the UK Mind website about Ecotherapy:
The therapy of the outdoors, nature ! The natural world.
Have a think and let us know if you engage with the natural world as part of your therapy routine or as a coping method?
Does it help you? How does it help?
Are you able to access natural places or nature reserves, country parks etc?
If the site will let me I am going to share some photographs of some beautiful natural places we go to.