Nature & The Psyche: Why Our Minds Need the Wild

Nature & The Psyche: Why Our Minds Need the Wild

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 7th Oct 2021

 Free

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Lucy Jones, writer and journalist, on how the living world affects our well being, and our fundamental need for nature.

Patients who can see trees out of a hospital window heal faster. Crime rates are lower when abandoned lots are turned into community gardens. Re-offending rates fall when prisoners have access to growing spaces and green space.

We need the natural world and the human psyche knows it. A large and growing body of research demonstrates that exposure to nature improves our health and well-being.

Lucy Jones will be in conversation about the invaluable intersections between us and the outdoors. Her book 'Losing Eden' was a long look at why human beings have a powerful mental, spiritual, and physical need for the natural world — and the profound impact this has on our consciousness and ability to heal the soul and bring solace to the heart, and the cutting-edge scientific evidence proving nature as nurturer.

This Nature Reader event will be moderated by our honorary curator of botany, Dr Mark Spencer. His expertise covers many disciplines including forensic botany, the plants of North-west Europe, invasive species and the history of botanical science. Exploring and sharing stories around plants and fungi is one of his main passions.


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2021-10-07 2021-10-07 Europe/London Nature & The Psyche: Why Our Minds Need the Wild Lucy Jones, writer and journalist, on how the living world affects our well being, and our fundamental need for nature. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/10/07/nature-amp-the-psyche-why-our-minds-need-the-wild-276404 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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