What Is Nature Therapy?

Nature therapy, also called ecotherapy, is the practice of being in nature to boost growth and healing, especially mental health. You might also hear it called green care, green exercise, green therapy, or horticulture therapy. Although people use those terms to describe lots of outdoor activities, they can also be examples of specific nature therapy programs.


Even though the meaning of nature therapy can vary from person to person, but in general, nature therapy involves:

  • Appreciating and exploring nature
  • A green environment
  • A trained, supportive professional, like a therapist (in certain cases)


Need ideas for adventure, self-care, and therapy in nature? Check this out!


{Source: Madeline Laguaite}

Medically Reviewed. (Brunilda Navario, MD)


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