Ecotherapy & Mindfulness Benefits

Improves:

  • Overall Sense of Wellbeing (Physical, Emotional, Mental & Spiritual)
  • Optimism & Hope
  • Sense of Meaning & Purpose (feeling that one's life matters)
  • Stress Resilience
  • Immune System Functioning
  • Post-Cancer Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Quality of Sleep
  • Symptoms of Anxiety & Depression
  • Cognitive Functioning, Mental Focus & Clarity, Memory
  • Self-Awareness, Insight, Intuition
  • Emotion Regulation & Impulse Control
  • Behavioural Flexibility under Stress

Decreases:

  • Recurrence Rate of Depression
  • Rumination about the Past
  • Worry about the Future
  • Insomnia
  • Emotional Reactivity
  • Habitual, reactive behaviour under stress 
  • Physical, Emotional, Cognitive effects of Stress
  • Existential angst (e.g. Who am I? Why am I here? What is the meaning of life?)

For More Information:

http://www.helpguide.org/harvard/benefits-of-mindfulness.htm

http://www.mindful.org/the-science-of-mindfulness/ 

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/drugs-and-treatments/ecotherapy/benefits-of-ecotherapy

 

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