Reconnecting to nature

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

Hiker sitting by tent, at sunset, or sunrise, between two trees
Reconnecting to nature can help us thrive in many 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.

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