Since moving out of the city to the coast, I’ve noticed that spending more time outside has had a profound impact on my emotional well-being. Noticing this powerful connection with nature, especially as the seasons change, I’m delighted to have the opportunity of taking my practice outside, onto the beautiful beach at Hoylake, on The Wirral.
“Researchers at the University of Essex in 2007 found that, of a group of people suffering from depression, 90 percent felt a higher level of self-esteem after a walk through a country park, and almost three-quarters felt less depressed. Another survey by the same research team found that 94% of people with mental illnesses believed that contact with nature put them in a more positive mood.
Since then, in the UK, contact with nature has been increasingly used as a therapy by mental health professionals.”