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Meditative Nature Trails

Coaching Southern Highlands 03

The Byron shire has long been a place to retreat to and recover from the stresses of city life. In this experience we draw on the beautiful natural environment to put into practice the latest science on recovery and rejuvenation. William James, the father of modern Psychology, was one of the first to research the role of attention in restoring one’s energy and mental processes and in recent years, there has been substantial research linking nature to the recovery of attention, for example through the work of Steve Kaplan’s Attention Restoration Theory (ART). In this experience we will explore proven ways to interact with nature, drawing on James’ and Kaplan’s work, to recover from mental fatigue and deepen presence. We will also explore mindfulness as a related approach to strengthen our connection to nature and our deeper selves.