The Nature Remedy

Discussion in 'Depression' started by Costello, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Costello

    Costello Junior Member

    I can't seem to find the source right now, but professionals in the field of psychology ( I believe it's psychology) are saying that just 30 minutes spent in nature can help a great deal with depression. Has anyone else heard this news, or know first hand for this to be true?
     
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  2. Androlo

    Androlo Junior Member

    I'm very much into mind, psychology, psychiatry and anything related but my main interest is the true power of the subconscious mind. I've studied it, researched it and experimented with it extensively including self-help and self improvement. It's definitely true that being in nature is beneficial to health and well-being. There's no doubt about it seeing that nature is our true essence. Unfortunately, due to the way we live in modern times we have cut ourselves off from it but if you think about, spending time in an environment where there are lots of trees, meaning that lots of fresh oxygen is being produced, can only be a good thing. Fresh air, sunlight, nature, etc - it's all a part of what we are. Just taking the time to be among nature and to allow yourself to relax and truly appreciated your surroundings can be a powerful thing.
     
  3. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    When I take out my dogs, to the beach or the green fields I feel all the better for it. Not just watching them run and play and enjoy the great outdoors, but also for me to see it. I always feel great after going to the beach. I normally go first thing in the morning at sunrise. The dogs and me sit watching the waves for a while and it is just so relaxing. Then on other days, I just take them for a run across the fields and it is equally relaxing as the beach. I have a problem leaving the house, though, unless I am with someone. That is why my dogs get taken out in the morning when there are not so many people around.

    For someone with anxiety and depression, it really does help and is a great idea to go out somewhere green and quiet to lift the spirits.
     
  4. Decentlady

    Decentlady Member

    I think greenery, fresh air and a bit of sunshine or drizzle depending on your preferance can make a whole world of difference. I speak from experience.

    The worries, anxieties and fear all just sublime into the nature and you feel so young, carefree and rejuvinated.

    It does amazing things to the nerve, heart and soul.
     
  5. AngelaMc

    AngelaMc Member

    I can only speak of my personal experience with this. Yes, yes, yes it does help. Being in nature, makes me feel so relaxed. I take walks all of the time and I also do a lot of camping in the Spring and Summer when I can. Just listening to the birds, crickets, a babbling brook, etc. puts peace and calm within me. You should definitely try the Nature method @Costello it truly does help.
     
  6. Rinka

    Rinka Moderator Staff Member

    For me it is similar with nature.
    During the week I have times that I just feel sad, even though I have a great live I think. I have a loving boyfriend and family. We have lovely doggy (picture).
    But then there is this nagging sadness. I can't describe it.
    Anyway...
    This sadness goes way when we, my boyfriend, doggy and me, are on long walks though the nature. It feels as if I am recharging my batteries that got sucked out during the week.
    My sadness goes while I'm watching my doggy, and while I'm feeling the wind, rain or sunshine on my skin.
    I sometimes think that living in a big city (London) is what makes me so sad and depressed.
    I do think that we as humans need nature to function, not just biologically but also psychologically. Our mind needs to relax in mother earths arms.
     

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