Naturmeditation & Faszination

Rachel and Stephan Kaplan from the University of Michigan, who have been researching in the field of environmental psychology for more than 30 years, see the criterion of fascination as a central element and describe below how natural spaces affect our psyche.

Why are we drawn outside to nature when we feel restless? The various landscapes of the earth, the sea, the valley, the plain, the hilly landscapes and the mountains have a balancing and harmonising effect on the human physiology and psyche.

There is no comparable phenomenon than nature, which expands our soul space so much and offers us the possibility of reflection. In numerous studies, test participants describe how much the gentle aesthetics ( such as a sunrise or sunset, cloud figures in the sky, a meadow of flowers, the play of colours of Mother Nature, the singing of birds and the soothing scents, etc.) awaken our perceptive capacity and make our senses come alive.

Environmental psychologists distinguish the kind of voluntary directed attention of everyday life from the involuntary, spontaneous attention that nature triggers in us. In nature meditations our ability to concentrate is increased and at the same time we are led into deep relaxation.

According to environmental psychologists, experiences of nature have four different levels of recreation:

1. Empty head

2. Restore perceptiveness

3. Allow unpleasant questions and thoughts

4. Reflecting on “oneself” and one’s life, discovering possibilities and setting goals

Mood states and self-esteem are important indicators for psychologists and holistic medical practitioners in the treatment of diseases. This is because both influence not only the feeling of happiness, but also the ability to deal with stressful events, the so-called resilience.

The rapidly growing findings of empirical nature psychology make it clear that biophilia, the evolutionarily anchored love of nature, is not just a mere longing.

For people (especially children) with symptoms such as attention deficit and hyperactivity, being in nature has a far greater relieving function than the standard medication methylphenidate. An astonishing number of findings indicate that we feel more comfortable in our original species-specific biotope than in our self-created high civilisation. We are overwhelmed by the manifold stress factors and stimuli of the high-tech world or, as one relevant explanatory model puts it, “mentally exhausted”. It is obvious that civilisation in its current perfection has insidiously brought us out of balance. The fact that this elementary fact is not only objectively demonstrable, but also subjectively felt, brings about the need for the introduction of more therapeutic applications in natural landscapes.Our meditations at selected places of power, are adapted to your individual needs. The Chiemgau with all its fascinating landscapes offers ideal conditions for all of us to become respectfully active.

Dates at a glance:

DEEP COACHING: Your employees are the basis of your success

ATEM & NATURE: Breathing as a Psychophysical Regulation Method

TEMPERATURE & Nature: Learning Meridian Massage

FOOD & Nature: Preparations from our natural kitchen

WOMAN & Nature: Live your feminine power

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