Ecopsychology is the study of the human connection with nature. Ecotherapy or “nature therapy” is the process of using the natural world in therapy. Humans have evolved from nature, resulting in a deep connection to nature within all of us. Strengthening this connection with nature can play a valuable role in improving our mental health. As an “urban ecotherapist”, I have set out to create a nature-inspired therapy setting within the city. I offer forest bathing, nature prescriptions, walks in the park, and more.
Do you know that simply looking at nature can improve your brain? An abundance of current research tells us that time spent in nature is healthy for humans, both physically and mentally.
- Stress reduction
- Decrease in anger
- Increase in pleasant feelings
- Reduction in blood pressure
- Lower heart rate
- Easing of muscle tension
- Improved mood
GroundPDX is Portland’s Ecopsychology practice and offers a variety of services specialized to you individually. Please inquire to find out what Ecotherapy options exist for you.