Contemporary life is fast-paced, rapidly evolving and stimulating. More prevalent than ever before, the pressures of work and demands at home are causing chronic stress, anxiety, discontent, isolation and burn-out, which has developed into a mental health crisis. Our elders are also dealing with a dementia epidemic, the mental health crisis of old age. This is set in the context of increasingly anxiety-provoking climate change and biodiversity crises, the challenges of our epoch.
The good news is there are sound approaches to addressing these crises. Nature Studio is one of the vanguard using nature as a resource for promoting good mental health and well-being. We deliver a reliable skill set to practice horticultural therapy and create designed landscapes, both offering a sense of wellbeing. Drawing on the scientific evidence base that has gathered momentum since before the turn of the century, Rebecca collaborates with a diverse range of specialists providing support for corporate organisations, for communities, for mental health settings, and for older people.
The thread of this work is to offer a set of enduring psychological and physical resources to sustain ourselves, using – and for – nature. It will reconfigure your relationship with the pressures placed on you, giving spaciousness around stress, enabling better choices, increasing resilience, improving creativity and emotional intelligence, and supporting better overall mental well-being.