The Positive Effects of Nature on your Wellbeing

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The importance of Nature to our Wellbeing

A 30-days campaign was run by the Wildlife Trusts of the University of Derby, with the prime focus on uncovering the crucial role nature plays in our overall eudaemonia. The study revealed that subjective feelings of happiness and wellbeing were positively correlated with natural activities such as gardening, animal feeding, bird watching, and bushwalking.

Dr. Miles Richardson, the face of this research, cited valuable evidence on how proximity to the nature improved mood, enhanced respiratory functioning, regulated hormonal malfunctions, and impacted on the thought structure of individuals as a whole.

Just by being outdoors and using all our senses to appreciate nature, we can be more mindful of the present, gain emotional resilience, and combat stress with more vitality.

We become naturally immune to anxiety, emotional ups and downs, and thought blocks, thereby feel more lively and energetic than before.

The survey further pointed that people who lived close to natural wilderness like the beach, mountains, or parklands, had better mental health and reported of falling sick lesser than those living in congested urban settings


Human Nature- the FOUR connections!

1.Physical Wellbeing

Improves cardiac functions, reduces hypertension, balances hormonal regulation, improves respiratory functioning & enhances eyesight.

2. Social Wellbeing

Effective interpersonal communication, stronger bonds, deeper emotional attachment, empathy, less conflict & aggression at home.

3. Spiritual Wellbeing

Deeper sense of self, more gratitude, self- enhancement, increased insight towards the positive & negative aspects of life.

4. Psychological Wellbeing

Emotional regulation, increased attention, positive thinking, improved stress management, resilience & mood upliftment.


Nature provides, improves, cleanses, builds, & heals our health- its a proven fact!!. So next time your in need of an uplift or scenery change to get these changes happening, just look to the natural world around you.

Visit the full article here https://positivepsychology.com/positive-effects-of-nature/


Located in Nannup, just 2.5 hours drive south from Perth & centrally located in the heart of the South West of WA, we are surrounded by forest , the Blackwood River and all the natural country beauty you could think of-  its the perfect place to unplug from the hussle of the city , recharge & reconnect with your true self .

At Hideaway , we aim to provide you with a nurturing environment & fill you up with all the good stuff that the fresh country air provides. Our simple approach combined with healthy meals & beautiful surroundings, help nurture and provide all our guests with the best opportunity and clear head space to step back into the world with a refreshed sense of themselves

If you’re looking for a space to do just so & need a little bit of guidance, head to the link below to find out more about our ‘Soothe your Senses’ Retreat. And book your spot in our next available Retreat held on the 26-28th July . Spots are limited !