• Nature and Mental Wellbeing – Part 5: Good for us, good for nature

    Welcome! Our Little Journey We’re almost there! We’ve spent time thinking about the different connections we all have with nature and also how important this can be for our physical and mental wellbeing. We then went on to think about what types of things we could try to build up our connections at an individual level and how we might […]

  • Nature and Mental Wellbeing – Part 4: Projects to get involved in and overcoming barriers!

    Welcome! Last week we spent a bit of time thinking about how to get involved, mostly at an individual level. In this blog I’m going to think about some projects and how we can overcome some of the barriers to building our connection with nature. Projects! Where to start!? There are so many projects out there that can help us […]

  • Nature and Mental Wellbeing – Part 3: How to get Involved?

    Welcome back, Last week we spent a bit of time thinking about what an increased connection with nature looks like in the literature and what ecotherapy is. We also thought about what the evidence-base says (which is pretty positive!). In this blog I’m going to think about how we all can get more involved in this kind of activity ourselves. […]

  • Nature and Mental Wellbeing – Part 2 What difference does being in nature make?

    Welcome back everyone, Last week we spent a bit of time thinking about why I started this blog, our relationships with nature and the social and cultural aspects which might influence those relationships. We also talked about how our relationships with nature can vary a lot and I introduced the idea that connecting with nature can have a significant impact […]

  • This thing called “Acceptance”

    I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Even though I ‘teach’ acceptance as a skill, it’s something that I have sometimes struggled with myself; to ‘accept’ some of life’s events. When I hear about some of the things that my clients have been through, are going through and might continue to face, I’m sometimes amazed at how they keep […]

  • Steps to Improving the Present Moment

    Little by little, step by step As part of this blog, I will be publishing a series of posts about how to improve the moment. I will be introducing simple, easy to use skills and guiding you though the theory and research behind them. Notice three experiences you have enjoyed today – it could be as simple as enjoying that […]