I spent some time outdoors these past two weekends and had a few observations about people’s behaviour outdoors.Read More Physical Distancing During Outdoor Activities
While we are spending more time indoors for everyone’s health and safety I put together a post on some virtual nature experiences we can all still enjoy.
Virtual nature tours can be a way to take in some nature while you are at home. While not quite the same as visiting in person, virtual nature experiences can have benefits for mental health and well-being.Read More Virtual Nature Experiences
Recommendations about related to travel, work, and social activities are rapidly changing in Canada and internationally.
Therefore, I have started this post to share information on public health recommendations related to outdoor recreational activities. I will update this as often as I can to keep the information current and as new information becomes available.Read More Public Health and Government Information on Outdoor Activities
Mental health problems are becoming increasingly common among young people. Engaging youth in mental health treatments can be difficult. Combining therapy with time in nature and challenging outdoor activities – referred to as Adventure Therapy – can help.
Adventure therapy combines exposure with nature along with mental health supports. This approach can helpful both for youth at risk for mental health problems or those diagnosed with a mental health condition.Read More Adventure Therapy for Youth Mental Health
The Science Behind the Claims
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If I didn’t have my own personal experience , I would be skeptical of the headlines about the mental health benefits of nature.
Here’s how I tried to sort through the evidence on nature, well-being and mental health.Read More Does Nature Improve Well-Being and Mental Health?