Why do we feel so good in nature? Why does nature heal? The top 10 reasons BY: Kris Abrams

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Earth, rivers, mountains and trees! Silent canyons, babbling creeks, and growing green gardens! If you spend time in nature, you’ve probably noticed that you feel happier out there than in here.

But why? One of the better known theories, the “biophilia hypothesis,” suggests that we love nature because we evolved in it. We need it for our psychological well-being because it’s in our DNA. This theory rings true to me. But it’s so broad, it also leaves me grasping for more. What is it about nature and our relationship to it, that brings us so much joy?

I’ve been asking this question for some years now. I’ve studied Ecopsychology, wilderness therapy, and nature-based therapy. In my private psychotherapy practice, I work with clients in nature and bear witness to their experiences. And personally, I spend as much time as I can in nature. Putting all of this…

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One thought on “Why do we feel so good in nature? Why does nature heal? The top 10 reasons BY: Kris Abrams

  1. Awesome post!

    Humanity evolved from Nature.
    Nature is our actual Mother.
    How can we not feel a connection for something that feeds us, keeps us alive, gives us well being, teaches us survival, nourishes us etc….
    She is the very elements that we are made of, Earth our body, water our blood, air our breath and fire our spirt.

    Time is also a human construct, Nature doesn’t have time, it has order, and not just any order, but Divine Order.

    Thank you Great Mother for giving us life…….

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