of Nature Worx' Programs
The Intention and Results of Nature Worx
Research from around the world has scientifically documented the physical and psychological benefits (noted above) of focused, intentional activity in nature. The integrative goal is for our participants to understand that Nature Worx experiences are a tool that is always easily available. They will understand how, when and why this tool can be valuable. They can access this tool to cope with stress, anxiety or depression, and to focus when faced with challenges. Participants will also realize connection—with the natural world, with plants, birds and animals. Participants will learn to focus their attention and use all of their senses to appreciate our world, connect with it, and let it nourish and heal them.
Since 2017, we have worked with a range of organizations to provide Nature Worx sessions to their patients, members or employees. We are working with the U.S. Veterans Administration, treatment facilities, prevention programs, government agencies, corporate wellness programs, schools and not-for-profit programs on a contractual basis. Using a post session course assessment, the following is an outcomes summary:
More than 1,600 surveys have been completed to date, and 94 percent of the participants reported they agreed or strongly agreed that being outdoors in nature can support their well-being.
Seventy five percent report a reduction in at least one symptom (anxiety, depression or substance cravings) after completing a Nature Worx session.
Improved immune function
Improved mood and cognitive abilities
Lower levels of the stress hormone- cortisol and inflam
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I enjoyed getting out of my environment and getting lost in nature. It was great to see nature as a source of therapy.
I enjoyed connecting with the environment outdoors because it helped me silence my mind.
I enjoyed seeing how I can have fun sober. This program is phenomenal.