Art Therapy and Nature-Based Psychotherapy
What Can I Expect From Psychotherapy in Nature?
Nature-based therapy and eco-art therapy place special emphasis on embodiment and attunement through meditative states of deep looking, listening, and mindful creating in nature. This attunement often helps us to experience greater internal alignment. When we are more internally aligned, our physical and emotional well-being is enhanced and supported. Being attuned to nature can also be spiritually beneficial, creating the sensation of being One with all that exists, and the experience of what it means to be human. Nature acts as a partner in therapy by providing a safe space, while also encouraging opportunity for healing metaphors about life to spontaneously emerge, providing powerful therapeutic insight. This allows us to meet and bond with our true inner selves as well as with the more-than-human world (plants, animals, bodies of water, etc.), producing powerful moments of therapeutic insight and beneficial change.