Ambient Wellness – are your surroundings hugging or bugging you?

Ambient Wellness

What is Ambient Wellness? It is not a phrase you hear often, but Ambient Wellness was tipped by Trendwatching.com in 2016 to be a key topic for shaping the future of the health and wellbeing sector. Whilst the phrase may not yet have caught on, they were right. Whilst we often look inwardly to improve our mental health with meditation practice, diets and physical exercise, our surrounding environment can have a huge effect on us physically, mentally and emotionally. The word ambient means surrounding, encompassing or encircling. We often think of it in terms of background noise, temperature, light or

How Ecotherapy can improve our Mental Health

Ecotherapy

What is Ecotherapy? Ecotherapy (Green Therapy/Nature Therapy) is a method for increasing contact with our environment and the natural world. It is a name given to treatment programs which help improve wellbeing via activities incorporating exposure to nature. Some projects may not be advertised specifically as ecotherapy programs, but benefit can be drawn from any outdoor pursuit. Many of these activities can be untaken at any time, either on your own or as part of a group for added social benefits. For example, one could join a rambling club, gardening society, or a conservation program. Specific ecotherapy treatments are available