But can it really make a difference if you stroll across an urban city or stroll in a forest? Scientists say so.....here's a really interesting blog sharing the findings from research into the effects nature has on our wellbeing. The impacts are staggering, they've proven that nature can make us kinder, happier and more creative. If you want to read all the findings the full blog is here.
Fuelled with this knowledge, but quite coincidentally I met an amazing person called Hayley Gillard who runs a company called Wild Goose. Her company is based in West Yorkshire and they use nature to help with Mental Wellbeing and oh my I was so inspired.
But first we needed cake and tea haha, (always how a productive meeting starts in my opinion.)
What I learnt was that Hayley's principles when it comes to mental wellbeing couldn't resonate more with mine. Fun, creative, explorative and powerful.....from Campfire Conversations for the Anxious to Barefoot Club and 1 day Retreats. I just felt so many people would benefit from what she has to offer so I had to share it with you.
I'm sure combining Hayley's outside wellbeing with my specific strategies and techniques would be an amazing recovery combination. You can be sure Hayley and I will be continuing to talk, you never know where it may lead (and no it isn't just an excuse to eat more cake!!!) If you'd like to know more about Wild Goose their website it here. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter if you'd like.
So if you are feeling like you've been hibernating, feel grumpy or overwhelmed, if you want to blow the cobwebs away from those dark nights and cold winter months get out there and experience some nature over the bank holiday weekend. It can do you the world of good.
If you'd like to know more about my specific techniques for building self confidence, have a watch of my free video series. You can access it by clicking the green box on the right.
Have a lovely Easter everyone, I'm off to dig out my walking boots.