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Nature-Based Therapy

Explore. Connect. THRIVE. 

 

About Nature Worx

Nature Worx is an outdoor experiential program that introduces participants to the restorative, contemplative and healing properties of focused, intentional activity in a natural environment. Participants learn how to develop a relationship with the natural world,  gain a fresh perspective on their lives and create a sense of connection to all living things. The Nature Worx program combines elements of spirituality, meditation, forest therapy and naturalist interpretation.

Nature Worx is centered on helping people connect to nature using all five senses in an enjoyable, accessible way. Our activities are interactive and intentional, and we open a door for participants to pass through and connect with nature . Sessions are led by experienced guides with a background in outdoor recreation, natural interpretation and counseling. By engaging participants in outdoor experiences they gain access to a readily available resource to support their physical and mental health.  Our activities are easily repeatable and can be performed anywhere trees or green space are available.

As they develop stronger relationships with nature and themselves, our participants can transform the way they experience their life, developing stronger coping skills and improved mental and physical health.

By introducing participants to an enjoyable outdoor activity, they are likely to repeat it and use it as an alternative to harmful, unhealthy behavior. Instead of just walking through life, participants learn how to actually and intentionally walk in and experience the world. By learning how to get in this mindset, participants will be able to use this tool to help themselves when they are feeling down, lost, stressed, or tempted to use substances.

Our program with Ashley Addiction Treatment launched in 2017 and has achieved positive, documented results with their patients. The Nature Worx program is now being offered to other substance use disorder treatment facilities, prevention programs, colleges, not-for-profit organizations, corporate wellness programs and community groups on a contractual basis. The program can be tailored to the specific needs of a client base or target population. Nature Worx is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization and is designated 501 (c) (3) status.

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Please support our efforts to connect people to the healing power of nature. Your donation will help us provide experiential programs to treatment facilities, schools, universities, health care organizations and nature centers. Thanks for your generous support!

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
— Albert Einstein