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THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE

Quietness is a precious commodity in our modern world, where we are constantly surrounded by noise from cars, televisions, and technology. 

It can be hard to find a moment of peace & stillness in the midst of all the chaos.

However, the absence of sound can have a profound effect on our wellbeing.

It can help us to calm our minds & restore a sense of balance.

Research has shown that exposure to silence can improve our mental & physical health by reducing stress, anxiety, & blood pressure.

In nature, quietness can be found in the peaceful stillness of a forest, the gentle lapping of water on the lake shoreline, or the soft rustle of leaves in the wind.

These natural sounds can help us to reconnect with the world around us & find a sense of peace & tranquility.

In a world where noise & distractions are always present, the value of

quietness cannot be overstated.

 

It is a reminder of the peace & stillness that can be found within us,

& the world around us, if we take the time to seek it out.

CAN YOU REMEMBER THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD 

 NOTHING?

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DISCOVERIES SO FAR

 

 

Dr. Qing Li Shares in his book, "into the forest - How trees can help you find HEALTH & HAPPINESS"

(2019, page 57)

"Forests are an amazing resource.

They give us everything we rely on in order to exist.

They produce oxygen, cleanse the air we breathe and purify our water.

They stop flooding rivers and streams and the erosion of mountains and hills. 

They provide us with food, clothing and shelter, and with the materials we need for furniture & tools.

In addition to this, forests have always helped us to heal our wounds & to cure our diseases.

And, from time immemorial, they have relieved us of our worries, eased our troubled minds,

restored and refreshed us.

Until recently, however, there was little scientific evidence to support what we have 

always known innately about the healing power of the forest."

 

 

Hannah Fries shares in her book, Forest Bathing Retreat - Finding Wholeness in the Company of Trees,

(2018, page 31)

"Trees "breathe in" carbon dioxide and release oxygen and water vapor through tiny holes in their leaves called stomata, a word that comes from the Greek word meaning "mouth." 

On one square millimeter of a leaf, there are 100 to 1,000 of these little mouths, all breathing.

One mature tree breathes in 48 pounds of carbon dioxide each year -- and the exhalations of two mature trees provide enough oxygen for you to breather more than a year."

Dr. Qing Li shares on page 109 of his book, "into the forest,"

"Research has demonstrated that positive emotions of the kind we experience when we look at nature can increase our levels of ANTI-INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES.

These are the proteins that tell the immune system to work harder.

And anything that makes our immune system work harder is a boost to our health."

 

 

 

Lucy Jones shares in her book, "Losing Eden - Our Fundamental Need for the Natural World & Its Ability to Heal body & Soul"

(2020, page 21)

"Could our lack of contact with the natural world be a contributing factor to high levels of inflammation,

which could be related to depression and other mental health disorders?

Studies show that just two hours in a forest can significantly lower cytokine levels in the blood, soothing inflammation. This could partly be caused by exposure to important microorganisms."

The vast array of benefits the natural world provides:

  • Reduced blood pressure

  • Lower stress

  • Improve cardiovascular & metabolic health

  • Lower blood-sugar levels

  • Improve concentration & memory

  • Lift depression 

  • Improve pain thresholds 

  • Improve energy

  • Increase anti-cancer protein production 

  • Help you lose weight

  • Boost the immune system with an increase in the count of the body's natural killer cells

LET'S GET DOWN TO EARTH!

JOIN "OFF THE BEATEN PATH" AND LEAVE WITH A SENSE OF WONDER!

Chuck Swan Forest Entrance

3476 Sharps Chapel Road

Sharps Chapel, TN

37866

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