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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.
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Washington Post, May 17, 2016
‘Forest bathing’ is latest fitness trend to hit U.S. — ‘Where yoga was 30 years ago’
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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.
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Outside Magazine, November 12, 2012
Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call Me in the Morning
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Travel Channel
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.
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