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's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & 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