nature & handicap

THE BENEFITS OF NATURE

WHY SHOULD WE ALL ENJOY A NATURE OF QUALITY?
"If we take nature for guidance, we will never go astray." Cicero

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.

  • Minutes walking

    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.

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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.

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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.

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OUR TEAM

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EQUI-SENS
EQUI-SENS
Project’s holder
Association law 1901, EQUI-SENS, accompanies people with disabilities Psychic, Physical, relational or suffering, with as partner of the relationship: the HORSE. Accompaniments can be for: therapeutic, educational, educational, rehabilitation, leisure … Requests can come from: the person, the family, an institution, a medical prescriber, an accompanying person …
CONNECTED BY NATURE
CONNECTED BY NATURE
Partner
Connected by Nature (CBN) is an organization active in the field of the environment. As its name suggests, Connected By Nature is a tool to reconnect with its environment, both natural and human, a space of knowledge and action to invent solutions, from very local to global, in order to to build resilience through an environmental and social approach.
ESPERANDO
ESPERANDO
Partner
Founded in 2001 by parents of disabled children, Esperando has since become one of the most recognized organizations in the field of disability in Maramures County and throughout Romania. Esperando assists both children and adults with disabilities who participate in activities at the day care center or receive home care (rehabilitation and assistance for patients who can not move or walk).
REPER21
REPER21
Partner
REPER21 is a Romanian association with extensive experience in the promotion and operationalization of sustainable development and social responsibility. Up to now, the projects of the association have had as main target target NGOs and educational institutions, but also have other actors who are in touch with their activities: public institutions, companies, unions, associations of ’employers.

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is a project funded by the European Union under the Erasmus + program.