THE BENEFITS OF NATURE
WHY SHOULD WE ALL ENJOY A NATURE OF QUALITY?
To speak of a right to nature and to perceive it as a source of well-being, both physical and mental, may seem surprising. Yet, if we take a closer look, we realize that nature is objectively good for us and that depriving us of it at the same time would overlook a source of certain fulfillment and deprive us of the answer to a need. fundamental.
Being present in nature brings many cognitive and physical benefits that deserve to be cited and recognized. These benefits do not necessarily require very long periods of immersion or contact. They can be obtained by regular micro-experiments or very slight adjustments. It is also the bet of some soft techniques, like shinrin yoku - Japanese approach of the forest bath which allows in about twenty minutes to profit from a true physical and mental cutoff. Benefiting from these physical and psychological benefits is particularly interesting for everyone, but even more so in the case of frail, weakened, sick or disabled people, for whom the integration of an environmental quality of the place can participate in maintaining the capacity or mitigating the effects of the disease. Studies have shown that hospitalized patients with a view of natural areas had shorter periods of convalescence.
% of our time,
we spend it in a closed space, while...
Minutes in the forest
are enough to begin to feel the physical and psychological benefits.
in nature can improve memory and concentration by 20%.
% of the history of humanity
took place in natural environments, shaping our brain to feel at home.
HOW TO RECONNECT WITH NATURE?
The Nature & Handicap project offers a methodology of physical and mental well-being that explores 3 distinct but convergent paths.
GO TO MEET NATURE
Go to the school of nature to tap its well-being at the source. Develop a naturalistic knowledge. To confront otherness and no longer feel separated from this web of life.
FIND NATURE IN YOURSELF
Rediscover how our body and mind work, and what they need. Reclaim lost abilities to see the world in a new light.
INVITE NATURE IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Reinvest the places where we live. Renaturing them for our well-being, that of the environment and the community. To reconnect with the collective. Learn to inhabit the planet as neighbors, not as owners.
Discover activities Nature & Handicap
Find here examples of activities that are thought to reconnect with nature for all