A Daily Nature Practice: Playful Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals & Other Caregivers

A Daily Nature Practice: Playful Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals & Other Caregivers

September 27, 2019

What if you could choose to temporarily trade your ‘to do’ list and your busy thinking mind for fascination, playful curiosity, and a childlike sense of wonder?

On Monday we begin our shared online journey to noticing nearby nature for self-care. We’re going beyond vibrant sunsets and rainbows to finding wonder in everyday nature. Join us.

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Hospital Garden Eases Nurse Burnout

Hospital Garden Eases Nurse Burnout

October 27, 2018

Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon is making therapeutic gardens a top priority for reducing staff stress and fatigue and for encouraging staff to take regular breaks in the garden near their unit. Legacy Health's interdisciplinary garden design process and their randomized controlled trials are leading the way for other hospitals.  

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Not an Expert Gardener? Eight Nature-Based Programs You Can Easily Facilitate

Not an Expert Gardener? Eight Nature-Based Programs You Can Easily Facilitate

March 14, 2018

You don’t need to be a gardener or naturalist to facilitate therapeutic garden and nature programs. A sense of curiosity and willingness to follow your participants’ lead are essential in offering these 8 simple, effective nature-based programs.

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Noticing Nearby Nature: An Underestimated Mental Health Strategy

Noticing Nearby Nature: An Underestimated Mental Health Strategy

February 19, 2018

Noticing nature in your daily life can increase your happiness and well-being. It's easy to underestimate how much better you'll feel!

This article was published in the winter/spring 2018 edition of Psychologica, the OACCPP Magazine: Putting Research to Practice.

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