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Research and Evidence

Below is some of the research and support materials behind the NatureWell approach.


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1.Louv, R., 2008, Last child in the woods: Saving our children from nature deficit disorder, Algonquin Boooks,Chapel Hill, North Carolina, NC.

2.Townsend and Weerasuriya. Beyond Blue to Green. The benefits of contact with nature for mental health and wellbeing. Bragg, Wood, Barton and Pretty. 3Wellbeing benefits from natural environments rich in wildlife

3.Maxwell, Lovell 2017 University of Exeter and DEFRA Evidence statement on the links between natural environments and human health. 

4.Alan S Waterman. Two Conceptions of Happiness: Contrasts of Personal Expressiveness (Eudaimonia) and Hedonic Enjoyment Article in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology · April 1993

5.Capaldi, C. A., Passmore, H.-A., Nisbet, E. K., Zelenski, J. M., & Dopko, R. L. (2015). Flourishing in nature: A review of the benefits of connecting with nature and its application as a wellbeing intervention. International Journal of Wellbeing, 5(4), 1-16

6.Lumber R, Richardson M, Sheffield D (2017) Beyond knowing nature: Contact, emotion, compassion, meaning, and beauty are pathways to nature connection. PLoS ONE 12(5): 

7.Richardson, M. et al (2016) 'Nature: a new paradigm for well- being and ergonomics' Ergonomics, 60 (2), pp. 292-305.

8.Brandrick and Connors: The Natural Self: Arkbound 2008

9.Holistic Health and Nature Wheel:

10.Wolever, RQ, Simmons, LA, Sforzo, GA A systematic review of the literature on health and wellness coaching: defining a key behavioral intervention in healthcare. Global Adv Health Med. 2013; 2(4): 38–57. 

Sahlin, E.; Ahlborg, G., Jr.; Matuszczyk, J.V.; Grahn, P. Nature-Based Stress Management Course for Individuals at Risk of Adverse Health Effects from Work-Related Stress—Effects on Stress Related Symptoms, Workability and Sick Leave. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 6586-6611.