Being outdoors can help us reflect, heal and relax in ways science is grasping to understand
Being in nature as therapy
Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
From forest bathing to hiking and on, nature can help us reconnect, not only to the landscapes around us, but at the same time also to the landscapes inside us
Why exactly this is, is still in debate – and it has maybe always been so… but more and more evidence is connected that points to that being outdoors, under an open sky can help our wellbeing in countless ways
Keywords: nature, recovery, walking, therapy, hiking, outside, forestbathing, sunset, tent, hiker, psychology, museum of psychology
About Museum of Psychology – Visualizing psychology
We understand reality at least through a combination of impressions, metaphors, images, stories and experiences. But also through our dreams, understandings, feelings, music, walk of life, directions, expectations, relations… and much more.
Much of this have in common that we can somehow sketch up maps and drawings of these places, trails and situations. Here on Museum of Psychology I (Frits Ahlefeldt) am drawing up a slowly growing map of our many landscapes of understanding.