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We are adaptable by design.

As natural beings, we are designed to adapt to various physical and mental stressors. In the current personal, workplace and community climates, we sometimes struggle to recognise a decline in our wellbeing and identify the thought viruses and triggers leading us to become stressed, anxious and burned out.

Our services recognise the link between overall wellbeing and nature connectedness and keep in focus your natural ability to adapt. This allows you to reconnect to your natural self and establish new patterns of thought and behaviour that work for you. In doing so, you develop strategies to overcome your unique problems, build resiliency and elevate your wellbeing. This is truly nature designed wellbeing.

What is Nature Connectedness?

Nature Connectedness = The relationship between a person and the rest of nature. An individual’s sense of their relationship with the natural world. A relationship with nature that brings pro-nature and -conservation behaviours and improved mental wellbeing.

Pathways to nature connectedness:

Senses – tuning into nature through the senses increases our observation.
Emotion – feeling alive through the emotions and feelings nature brings.
Beauty – noticing the beauty of nature encourages us to notice our own.
Meaning – nature brings meaning to our lives, inspiring us to live well.
Compassion – caring and taking action for nature develops self compassion.

 
 
 

Why does this matter?

Our health and wellbeing are tied to the health of the natural world. Decreasing biodiversity, reduction of greenspace and climate change are severe results our actions have on the natural environment. In turn, the consequence has a significant impact on us.

Nature Connectedness matters because it is the foundation of wellbeing. As a result, people experience:

  • Increased happiness and pleasure,
  • Increased sense of self and purpose,
  • Greater ability to manage emotions and mental wellbeing,
  • And, because of their deep connection to nature, they show more pro-environmental behavior, like reducing their carbon footprint and helping wildlife.

Biodiversity matters because of its effect on the productivity and stability of natural ecosystems.

These are systems we rely on for food, medicine and development. For example, 60% of the world’s population relies on plant-based medicine. Loss of plant diversity impacts the availability of these wild-harvested plant medicines which compromises the health of the populations who rely on them. Equally important is our dependency on the biodiversity of natural crops like trees, fish and food crops. Strong genetic diversity in plant crops increases the yield without relying on chemicals to compensate for lowered plant resilience and poor soil.  More diverse systems are also more resilient to climate fluctuations.

Access to Green Space matters because it develops nature connectedness, mitigates the effects of pollution in urban areas, encourages social behaviour and improves our overall wellbeing.

As our greenspace has declined, so has our wellbeing. Greenspace is associated with reduced levels of depression, anxiety and fatigue and can enhance quality of life. It also has health benefits and can help keep a healthier weight and lower levels of cardiovascular disease.

Climate action matters because climate change is disrupting national economies and affecting lives and livelihoods.

We have an opportunity to take actions that will lead to better lives for all. Every one of us can make a difference. ActNow is the UNs campaign for individual action. Download the AWorld app now to learn what you can do to take climate action.

Embrace nature designed wellbeing.
Because there is only one you, and one world.
It’s time to effect real change for both.

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