Ecotherapy for Family wellbeing; step into the great outdoors! 🌿 This afternoon a lovely family I met through my antenatal class invited my family and some of my antenatal friends over to their gorgeous house and garden for a play.
As soon as the fresh air hit me I felt inspired by the concepts of “ecotherapy and ecopsychology”. These psychological principles founded by Theodore Roszak, are about connecting with nature to re-tune our wellbeing. (The UK mental health charity @mindcharity has sources on this)
. What was rejuvenating about today was bonding as a family and with friends. I could see my work weary husband relax, the toddler explorers holding hands through the woods, finding sticks and pine cones and the stimulation of conversation with friends. Even the baby enjoyed the sensory aspects of the experience staring at the rustling leaves. By the time we left my toddler had released pent up energy that would otherwise be channeled into tantrums!! A great way to end the day that started on my elliptical at 7am, Waitrose by 8am and accompanying my toddler to a lovely birthday party at 11am. Breast feeding and napping baby in between 🤫. Now the kids are in bed, time for a glass of wine and a home made Korean beef curry - 🍷 and gearing up for a much quieter Sunday. Wherever you are try to get outside tomorrow! ( 👆🏽Please speak to your Dr if reading this you identify concerns about your wellbeing, to assess and assist you further with your mental health 👆🏽) #ecotherapy#ecopsychology#familyandfriends#wellbeingforall#fitnessismypassion#outdoorstyle#jojomamanbebe#barbour#adventuretimes#mentalhealthawareness#familymentalhealth#doctormom#doctorinstagram#careforothers #