Getting Outside: The Benefits of Being Where the Wild Things Are

We always hear people saying “catch some fresh air” or “get outside” and probably just brush it off. We always hear talk of how good being outdoors is for you, but do we know just HOW good being outdoors is? Researchers have presented the facts and it confirms that there are endless benefits found in …

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Nature Therapy for Teens: Calming Effects of the Forest and Fresh Air

Think about the feeling you get while taking a hike through a green, lush forest or a slow stroll through a beautiful, large park. It’s a calm, lovely feeling, right? The depth and power of that feeling is what powers nature therapy for teens. Studies find calming, stress-relieving effects of nature A recent study conducted …

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How Outdoor Therapy Helps With Improving Confidence in Teens

Nature has boundless benefits to offer all of us. It has the power to reduce stress, increase happiness, and make us healthier overall. This is why outdoor therapy is so effective. Specifically, outdoor therapy is wonderful for fostering confidence in struggling teenagers. Through specialized activities and the nurturing effect of nature, outdoor therapy has the …

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The Power of Nature: Technology is rotting your brain

The power of nature lies in its quiet solitude, inspiring beauty, and removal of the daily stressors of modern life. Today’s culture involves a barrage of television, cell phones, and computers. Research shows teens spend exorbitant time in technology of more than 20 hours a week while only dedicating 50 minutes in a week doing …

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Nature Therapy: Urban Kids Aren't Getting Enough

It’s easy to imagine the great feeling you get when you take a nice stroll through a park or forest. Being surrounded by nature has a way of releasing stress and making you feel calm–it’s nature therapy. But in the city or urban areas, many teens don’t get this feeling often–if at all. In a …

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Six Steps to Overcoming Social Anxiety in Teens

Six Steps to Overcoming Social Anxiety Everyone can relate to feeling anxious before giving a presentation or participating in class. Social anxiety in teens is the third most common psychological disorder and a common problem in today’s society. Social anxiety in teens also accounts for thirteen percent of youth that meet diagnosable criteria for this disorder. …

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Nature Therapy Helps Panic and Anxiety Disorders

The distinction between anxiety and panic is often muddled, with many people using both interchangeably. One of the biggest distinctions is that a teen suffering from panic disorder can be very social, whereas those with anxiety disorders often retreat from family and peers. Though they are very distinct conditions, both panic and anxiety disorders, much …

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