Using Nature As Therapy

Updated: May 10


We cannot deny how beautiful this season really is, tress and plants in full bloom makes it very beautiful for the eye. I have always been someone that has been drawn to nature. I have always found it magical and captivating and when I have been stressed or anxious a walk in the woods has been therapy for me. This is why most of my pictures have me in some sort of nature scene in the back ground. In this blog post I wanted to talk to you about how healing nature actually is, there have been many studies indicating this and I wanted to bring some of that knowledge to you.

You do not need to live in the countryside to appreciate nature, nature is all around us and it about bringing that focused attention to your surroundings. When we do this we are being present in that given moment, this is called mindfulness. Mindfulness allows us to focus what is infant of us at any given moment. This is why I feel that nature is so healing, it allows us to be with ourselves in that moment with nature.

The Colour Green

Nature is mostly the colour green and the colour green is associated with our heart chakra. Nature is love. Nature enables our heart chakra to recharge. Colour association with healing has been a long standing healing tool. In critical care units, colours like blue, violets and greens are recommended. Not only are these healing colours calming and soothing-they also have stress reducing effect. In such an environment, avoid the use of bright and energy inducing colours like red, yellow and orange.

Colour therapy, or chromotherapy, is the method of treating ailments through the use of colour. Colour therapy can be done by shining an appropriate colour on an area of the body. It can also be done through the eyes by looking at a particular colour, though this should be done with the utmost care to avoid any strain on the eyes. It is a complementary therapy, and should not be used as an alternative to professional medical care. Its results vary and cannot be guaranteed – its efficacy will in large part be dependent on the individual.

This is the most basic colour of all in healing. It is the colour which you always use first and last. No matter what you are feeling, start off and finish with an application of green. It is the safest colour of all to use. It is a colour which can be applied all over yourself or it can be concentrated on to any one part of the body. The green should be taken from the middle of the colour spectrum, neither to blue nor too yellow. You should have some type of a colour lamp which will spread out the light so that it can be played all over the front and the back for ten minutes. This green is the great colour of balance, which harmonises the flow of prana or universal life force, throughout the psychic centres. It operates, as do all other colours, firstly on the aura, the reflection of which reacts upon the physical body. I will let you into a little secret... this is why I called my practise balance psychologies and the colour I use are green circles, it is the colour of balance.


To apply you must be relaxed while the green light bathes the whole front of the body for five minutes and the back for five minutes. Then you can start using other colours. I am going to be talking about this in the group therapy session - which you can join here.

Immune System

Immersing yourself in nature, in a relaxing way, is crazy good for your immune system.

Why? When we are cooped up indoors, working away on chores or work tasks, we’re often in ‘fight or flight’ mode. Meaning that our cortisol levels are piqued, which can have an impact on our adrenal glands, and further down the line, on our immune systems.


By getting out into nature you allow your body to unwind. Feeling relaxed lowers your cortisol levels, which in turn has a positive impact on your immune system.


If you’re feeling low, blah or like you just want to give your immune system a boost, time outdoors is a surefire way to help.


At a socially responsible distance of course.


Grounding

The Earth is like a gigantic battery that contains a natural, subtle electrical charge—a special kind of energy present in the ground. For safety and stability, most everything in the electrical world is connected to it, whether it is an electric power plant or your fridge. That’s what the term “grounded” means.

The Earth is like a gigantic battery that contains a natural, subtle electrical charge—a special kind of energy present in the ground.

You are a bioelectrical being living on an electrical planet. Your body operates electrically. All of your cells transmit multiple frequencies that run, for example, your heart, immune system, muscles, and nervous system.

With the exception of humans living in industrialised societies, all living things on our planet are connected to the ground’s electric energy. In industrialised societies, you rarely go barefoot and walk around outside or wear natural leather shoes that allow you to absorb the ground’s energy. For many decades, people have increasingly been wearing rubber and plastic-soled shoes that act as a barrier to the Earth’s energy, insulating them from electrical contact with the Earth. People also generally don’t sleep on the ground anymore, as many cultures have done throughout history. They live and work above the ground, even far above the ground in high-rises.

The truth is, you’re disconnected. You’re ungrounded. You are not in touch with the Earth. Could this disconnection be an overlooked factor in the increase of illnesses?



Reduced Inflammation

Would you believe me if I said that being in nature can help your body to fight inflammation? It’s true!

Our bodies naturally become inflamed with the following: stress, poor diet, not enough sleep, etc. And extreme inflammation can lead to autoimmune disorders or even depression.

Being in nature quiets the mind and allows your body’s inflammation to naturally settle a bit.

There’s no easier way to increase health than by walking outside your doorstep!

Enhancing Your Mood

Perhaps the benefit of spending time in nature that is most noticeable, is a boosted mood. It’s hard to be grumpy when you’re getting glimpses of fresh flowers, running water, or green trees, right?


Studies have shown that people living closer to, or more in touch with, nature have lower anxiety levels in general, which makes sense.


Less traffic, more trees.


Less waiting, more living.


Even if you live in a big city, prioritising breaks to see nature, whenever you can, will help!

Last Thoughts

The benefits that accompany time in nature are pretty amazing. Plus, time outdoors, staring at anything Mother Earth has created always leaves me with a sense of gratitude. There is so much that you can do un nature that can provide haling for you. You can practise mindfulness and the power of the breath, I show you how in this accompanying ebook.


It reminds me that the world is a BIG place, and that life is truly a gift. I know that not all of us will have the luxury to access nature - given the times that we are faced with - but do as much as you can when you can, nature is so beneficial to your overall health. Lockdown won’t last forever and soon enough you will be free to access nature whenever you want.


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What Are Your Thoughts?

Have you noticed these benefits to be true when connecting your soul to nature?

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