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Ashley Treatment Center News, Spring 2019
Nature Worx Helping People to Connect in Recovery
Thus came to life, Nature Worx, a nature based therapy program that immerses people in their environment to promote connectedness and healing from substance use disorders.
The New York Times, February 18, 2019
The Case for Covering Your Ears in Noisy Times
Silence is a force of nature, awe provoking, like lightning, capable of electrocuting us and of illuminating the night. Silence and invisibility are part of our everyday lives — the place our mind wanders when we’re in the shower or out jogging, the feeling we get looking out the window of an airplane, the pleasure of becoming a stranger on a bustling city street. We take these pauses, these moments of exhalation, for granted, but we should clutch them close. They are our armor against the onslaught.
REI Blog: July 19, 2018
A Dose of the Outdoors
New research shows park prescriptions—a physician’s recommendation to spend time outdoors—can help reduce stress among low-income patients. These findings are among the latest in a growing body of work examining nature’s impact on our physical and mental health.
The New York Times. July 12, 2018
Take a Walk in the Woods, Doctors Orders.
“Forest bathing,” or immersing yourself in nature, is being embraced by doctors and others as a way to combat stress and improve health. Read More
National Public Radio, July 17, 2017
Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood
The Atlantic Monthly, June 30, 2017
'Forest Bathing': How Microdosing on Nature Can Help With Stress
The practice, long-popular in Japan, is gaining traction in the U.S. as a way of harnessing the health benefits of being outdoors.
Washington Post, May 17, 2016
‘Forest bathing’ is latest fitness trend to hit U.S. — ‘Where yoga was 30 years ago’
National Geographic, January, 2016
This Is Your Brain on Nature
When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor.
Outside Magazine, November 12, 2012
Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call Me in the Morning
Shinrin-yoku 101: Forest Bathing for Wellbeing
Learn about the health benefits of trading screens for trees. Your mental and physical health will thank you.