The Many Facets of Earth Connection
The Earth Connect program was created based on world-wide research and experiential knowledge documented for nearly 40 years to help heal anxiety disorders, from the most basic of anxiety attacks to post-traumatic stress disorder.
Connecting with Nature, in its many forms, also helps to promote creativity, is a source of spirituality, and encourages community. In these pages, you'll find the research, web links, articles, and other resources to educate, inspire, and help you on your journey to connect with the Earth and all its beings!
The Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, aka forest bathing, has been shown to help with anxiety and stress. This has become a world-wide practice as people are discovered the research-backed benefits.
Healing Effects of Nature
Interacting and connecting with the natural world has been proven to be healing in many ways, from the physical benefits gleaned from soil bacteria and essential oils of foliage to emotional and mental relief from the experience of awe and the sounds of nature.
Equine-assisted therapy promotes physical and mental health.
Surf Therapy has been shown to help with depression and PTSD.
Gardening & Horticulture Therapy
There's a reason why gardening is such a popular hobby. Its therapeutic effects are many.
Ocean & Water Healing
Water is healing. Here are articles and research on how it affects our bodies, our brains, and our moods.
Nature and Creativity
Interacting with the natural world and immersion in nature creates a sense of awe and inspires the creative energy within. Nature and creativity go hand-in-hand. How does nature inspire you?
Good Environmental News
We believe that re-connecting to nature leads to re-connecting with your community and self. When people get together to support each other and the environment, great things happen.
A healthy world means healthy people, and vice-versa. The earth sustains us; it is the source of life. And, when we implement sustainable lifestyle practices, we benefit physically and psychologically.
Eco-Anxiety & Eco-Grief
Climate change and environmental destruction can cause anxiety and grief. Here we post some articles on how to deal and heal.
Environmentalism & Activism
Doing things to help the environment alleviates symptoms of eco-anxiety and eco-grief. Here are stories of people who are making a difference and some suggestions of how you can, too.