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Learners who complete this course will receive a certificate of completion from the Academy.
Learners who complete all three courses in the Series: Finding Wellness, will receive a certificate of completion for the series.
Healing in Nature
A growing body of research is showing that spending time in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it also contributes to your physical well-being, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. We will discuss the rationale, evidence, and benefits of spending time in nature for mental health and wellness.
- Learn current research about the unique physical, emotional, and social benefits of interacting with nature
- Consider different kinds of nature-based experiences for increasing your own wellness
This course is part of a Series: Finding Wellness. Learners are invited to register for one or more of the three courses in this series:
- Healing in Nature
- Building Wellness Routines
- Working Toward Goals: Strategies to Maintain Motivation
Those who complete all three courses will receive a certificate of completion for the series.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We will discuss the rationale, evidence, and benefits of interacting with nature, also referred to as nature-based therapeutics (NBT).
This course is open to teams who work together in non-profit community organizations or government agencies that deliver social services in NYC.
This training is led by Dr. Adam Brown, Director of the Trauma and Global Mental Health Lab, Vice Provost for Research and Associate Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research. The focus of the lab’s work is to develop and implement culturally-responsive capacity building strategies aimed at reducing gaps in mental health care by training individuals to contribute to the wellbeing of others in their communities.