To speak of wilderness is to speak of wholeness.
Human beings came out of that wholeness.
Bringing mindfulness practice out into the natural world begins to heal the human-nature split and the isolation, insecurity, and self-centeredness that arises from it. Because we’re not separate from nature, nature can be one of our most steadfast resources. Nature-based practices have been shown to reduce stress and increase energy, self-esteem, and the sense of wellbeing. They have proven effective at treating depression, substance abuse, high blood pressure, and weight control problems.
Time in nature puts our problems into perspective and connects us with life. With a master’s degree in ecopsychology and training in ecotherapy, I bring the fullness of the earth into everything I do.
Photo credit: David La Chapelle