The mental health benefits of Mother Nature are now being acknowledged.
If you’re considering psychology, or are a psych major, you’ll find this fascinating! And if you’re depressed, angry, and tense, it just might help you.
I read an interesting excerpt from Richard Louv’s book entitled Mother’s Care, in an issue of UNTE Reader based on his book The Nature Principal (2011). In it, Mr. Louv explains that, “Spending time in natural settings is no panacea…but it can be a powerful tool in maintaining or improving mental health.” This new type of psychology is called ecopsychology (ecotherapy), and it’s benefits are remarkable.