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At Adaptable by Design, we believe our overall wellbeing is linked to our connection with nature. 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 programmes and services keep in focus our 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.
Personal Wellbeing Development
- Enrich personal life
- Improve health and wellness
- Blueprint for continued wellbeing
- Achieve goals
- Build skills
- Gain confidence
- Improve relationships
Forest Bathing & Workshops
- Improve health and wellbeing
- Reduce anxiety
- Develop focus
- Develop self-compassion
- Build social skills
Workplace Wellbeing Development
- 1:1 and group coaching
- DISC personality profiles
- Improve communication & performance
- Enhance employee wellbeing
- Develop business agility
- Adopt a stewardship culture for a strong future
- Build workplace wellbeing blueprint
Climate Action Coaching
- Address employee values
- Learn advantages of climate action
- Develop climate action procedures
- Reduce personal and professional impact on environment
- Improve place in community
Community Wellbeing Development
- Support diversity
- Practice cultural humility
- Build a vibrant social network
- Support a robust natural environment
- Elevate community wellbeing
- Develop climate action practices
- Identify natural wellbeing locations
- Support the need for diversity and flexibility
- Sustain community wellbeing
- Encourage economic development
- Improve local livelihood
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 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 experince:
- 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.