A2Z Healing Toolbox

U ~ Utilize Nature

utilize-1Studies show that people who spend more time outside in nature have a more positive outlook on life. Interacting with trees, sun, sand, water and fresh air is especially important for those living with grief and trauma. Nature heals by:

  • Reducing levels of cortisol, thereby reducing stress and anxiety
  • Increasing production and absorption of Vitamin D
  • Reducing symptoms of depression
  • Enhancing brain functioning and cognitive ability

Earthing & Grounding

The terms “earthing” and “grounding” are synonymous. It is simply the act of placing your bare feet on the earth, or walking barefoot. When you do, natural, healing, free electrons are transferred from the earth to your body. This grounding effect is a powerful antioxidant, regulator of the nervous system, reducer of inflammation, and promoter of overall well being.  “Grounding Mats” or “Earthing Mats” are also sold so that while sleeping, the body can heal and repair with a boost from nature.

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Resources

Articles
Books
Handy to Have at Home
  • Bare feet
  • Bird house
  • Hammock
  • Plants
  • Sandbox
  • Seeds and soil
  • Walking shoes
Organizations
  • Meetup – Search for nature-based groups, outings, and gatherings in your area. Key
  • words: Bird, Boating, Camping, Flower, Gardening, Hiking, Lake, Ocean, Outdoor, Park, Plant, Picnic, Pond, River, Trail, Walking
  • National Park Service – Plan a park visit, find nature-based events, buy a park pass, get the kids outdoors, and volunteer in the fresh air.

How can you UTILIZE NATURE to assist your healing journey?

 

T ~ TouchA2Z Toolbox | V ~ Volunteer