Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Nature, Healing power of;
Nature has been an integral part of the human life for thousands of years. Only in the most recent hundred years, societies have begun to view nature as a foreign concept outside of the normal realm of daily life. Along with this disconnect from nature, mental illness has increased in our societal populations. This paper identifies the correlation of the need for nature, the lack of connection to nature, and the significant increase in depression, ADHD, anxiety, and autism diagnoses, among others. It also identifies therapeutic techniques that incorporate and connect with nature, as well as provides a comprehensive reference list in relation to the need for nature.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Linda J. Nebbe
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©2009 Erin M. McLaughlin
McLaughlin, Erin M., "Think like a mountain : the need for nature for increased mental health" (2009). Graduate Research Papers. 1174.