[:en]Is Nature Your Brain’s Miracle Medicine? – Reader’s Digest[:]

[:en]Is Nature Your Brain’s Miracle Medicine? – Reader’s Digest[:]

[:en]“People underestimate the happiness effect” of being outdoors, says Lisa Nisbet, an assistant professor of psychology at Canada’s Trent University. “We don’t think of it as a way to increase happiness. We think other things will, like shopping or TV,” she adds. “We evolved in nature. It’s strange we’d be so disconnected.” Read the full article here : Benefits of Nature_ How Nature Helps Your Brain _ Reader’s Digest[:]

[:en]Concord nonprofit offers therapy through nature – Boston Globe[:]

[:en]Concord nonprofit offers therapy through nature – Boston Globe[:]

[:en]”Founded in 1983, the Nature Connection is a Concord-based nonprofit organization that delivers educational and therapeutic nature programs to individuals with limited or no access to the outdoors at residential schools, special needs facilities, nursing homes, at-risk youth programs, and Alzheimer’s care programs.” Read the full article by Cindy Cantrell published in the Boston Globe here : Concord nonprofit offers therapy through nature – The Boston Globe[:]

[:en]New Study Shows Americans’ Deep Appreciation for Nature, Barriers to Connection – Sumter County Times[:]

[:en]New Study Shows Americans’ Deep Appreciation for Nature, Barriers to Connection – Sumter County Times[:]

[:en]”The findings from an unprecedented national study of Americans’ relationship to nature reveal an alarming disconnection, but also widespread opportunities for reconnecting. The results are prompting nature conservation, environmental education and outdoor recreation leaders to rethink how they work to connect people with nature.” The full article here : New Study Shows Americans’ Deep Appreciation for Nature, Barriers to Connection _ SumterCountyTimes  [:]

[:en]Urban stress changes brain, scans show[:]

[:en]Urban stress changes brain, scans show[:]

[:en]”Studies suggest that living in a city increases the risk of depression and anxiety, and that schizophrenia rates are higher in people born and brought up in cities. But until now, there hasn’t been research into how human brain structures might be affected by urban living… “. Read the article published in CBC News here : http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/health/urban-stress-changes-brain-scans-show-1.1108482  [:]

[:en] Why the sound of water helps you sleep[:]

[:en] Why the sound of water helps you sleep[:]

[:en]A 2012 study by Orfeu Buxton, an associate professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State, examined the distinctions between the sounds of abrupt threats and gradual non-threats, according to Live Science. Read the full article here : Why the sound of water helps you sleep_ Study reveals how non-threatening noises are blocked out by the brain _ Daily Mail Online[:]

[:fr]La déforestation favorise l’émergence de nouvelles maladies[:]

[:fr]La déforestation favorise l’émergence de nouvelles maladies[:]

[:fr]Une étude internationale révèle que l’exploitation de la forêt dans les zones tropicales stimule la propagation de nouveaux agents infectieux. Lire l’article de Clémentine Thiberge paru dans le journal Le Monde en décembre 2016 : La déforestation favorise l’émergence de nouvelles maladies[:]

[:en]Forest medecine abstracts – compilation[:]

[:en]Forest medecine abstracts – compilation[:]

[:en]In this document you will find the abstracts related to the studies listed below : Phytoncides (Wood Essential Oils) Induce Human Natural Killer Cell Activity Benefits-Based Analysis of Visitor Use of Sorak-San National Park in Korea Urban forest park use and psychosocial outcomes: A case study in six cities across South Korea The effects of exercise in forest and urban environments on sympathetic nervous activity of normal young adults. The influence of forest view through a window on job satisfaction and job stress Forest bathing enhances human natural killer activity and expression of anti­cancer proteins. Physiological effects of Shinrin­yoku (taking in the atmosphere of the forest)­­using salivary cortisol and cerebral […]

[:en]Ecopsychology : Nature as therapist [:]

[:en]Ecopsychology : Nature as therapist [:]

[:en]”Nature, by its nature is therapeutic. We are nature, not separate from it. Ecosychology offers a model and therapy that is wholistic – benefiting every part of the system of our interconnected world.” Read here full article by Toni Pieroni published in Counselling BC here : article_ecopsychology-nature-as-therapist-_-counselling-bc[:]