Can nature really cure us? was recently published in the Guardian about the growth of books on health and nature.
I will be posting later this week on Nature Brain about the scientific evidence for nature improving wellbeing and mental health.
The Guardian article provides a balanced view of the potential psychological benefits – and limitations – of nature. A number of books have recently been published on this topic – most recently Losing Eden by Lucy Jones, and The Natural Health Service by Isabel Hardman who was interviewed by the Guardian.
It is important to distinguish between self-help and improving wellbeing and treating mental illness (see my earlier post for my take on this).Read More Where Does Nature Fit in Improving Mental Health?