Nature and Growing Positive Mental Health

In episode 71 I talk about nature and its positive impacts on mental health. In the last century we have spent less time in nature, and I believe this has had a negative impact on our mental health. In this episode I talk about my experiences around how nature has helped my mental well-being, as well as drawing findings from studies on nature and mental health. I share some tips for spending more time in nature. Enjoy!


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The study on nature and mental health I refer to on the show: What is the Best Dose of Nature and Green Exercise for Improving Mental Health? A Multi-Study Analysis

My video on nature: Nature-based therapy for positive mental health

The other video I created on nature called “5 years ago – I suffered (And I didn’t have to)” is on Facebook: /TheOCDStories 

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