Green Therapy: Why Gardening is Kind to your Mind
It's great that more and more doctors are prescribing non-clinical tactics to help the mind. Green therapy is one of those. Whether you struggle with mental health issues or the stresses and strains of daily life, we've put together a guide on how and why green therapy is kind to your mind.
Ecotherapy or green therapy is an umbrella term for nature-based approaches to healing. This might take place in groups, with a therapist or individually. But simply, it's the act of doing outdoor activities in nature for theraputic treatment.
Ecotherapy may cover the following:
- Trained therapy sessions
- Activities taking place in a green environment
- Mindfulness in the natural world
This video from Mind shows how using nature and the outdoors can improve mental wellbeing: