NATURE'S WAY OF HEALING
Nature Based Therapeutics are professionally facilitated interactions with plants, animals and natural landscapes to bring about measurable outcomes in human health and well-being. It is nature's way of healing all people in physical, social, emotional and cognitive ways.
EACH PARTICIPANT'S GOALS ARE DIFFERENT
Professional, licensed facilitators will arrange a consultation with you in order to design a custom program that will meet the needs/strengths of your group. Direct service programs and trainings are available at the Arboretum or at your site.
Nature-Based Therapeutics are a collaborative program between the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing
Why Nature Based Therapeutics?
Connection to nature is essential to human health and wellbeing.
• Nature teaches us balance. Everything works better with nature in our lives - interactions with nature, including animals, provide a non-threatening focus and brings a calming effect on humans.
• Nature provides us meaning. Spending time with nature nurtures us - humans are instinctively attracted to nature (E.O. Wilson's Biophilia Hypothesis). This natural connection nourishes us internally and in relationships with others and our community.
• Nature gives us life. Activities in nature support the whole person - nature and animals improve and promote health on a physical, psychological, social, cognitive and spiritual level.
For consultations, questions, and more information, contact:
Dr. Jean Larson, PhD, CTRS, HTR
Manager, Nature-Based Therapeutics Services
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Center for Spirituality and Healing