Ecotherapy — often referred to as nature therapy — involves individuals going out in nature to promote healing. For it to be considered therapy, it needs to include a therapist, greenery and nature, and an appreciation or exploration of the outdoors. Interested in learning more? Call us at (866) 750-0763 to speak with a counselor.
What Are Ecotherapy Benefits?
Nature therapy provides many benefits to people recovering from addiction and trauma. Advantages include:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Lower stress.
- Fewer symptoms of depression.
- Clearer thinking.
- Improved self-awareness.
- Enhanced connections with others.
- More mindfulness.
- Increased environmental awareness.
- Improved sensory awareness.
Working in or with nature has proven to be highly beneficial for anyone, especially for people experiencing addiction or trauma, because of the issues associated with losing their sense of self and place in the world.