Navigating through life whatever your age, ability and personal challenges requires skills that we can teach.
Our team delivers experience based sessions that improve emotional well being in two ways: increased resilience through experiential learning and reconnecting with the natural environment.
The point of survival training is not simply to equip people with skills they may need in a life or death situation, though there are obvious benefits to acquiring such skills, but to increase people’s ability to adapt and cope with a range of situations throughout their lives.
Survival psychology requires people to hone their thinking skills, control feelings of panic, and focus solely on the issues that they have the capacity to do something about.
Being in green space can improve mood and result in a decrease in blood pressure and muscle tension.*
Physical activity can offer benefits to those receiving cancer treatments and can reduce the likelihood of breast and bowel cancer reoccurring.**
Exercising outdoors in natural and green spaces more beneficial to health and well being than indoor exercise.***
*Natural Solutions for Tackling Health Inequalities’, Jessica Allen and Reuben Balfour, UCL Institute of Health Equity
**McMillan Cancer Support
***The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Green Exercise, Countryside Recrea on Network
DR ANDREA MICHELLI
NEUROSCIENTIST, URBAN MIND PROJECT
The positive effects of a single exposure to nature – for example, a walk, run or stint in the garden – can last for seven hours after an individual has experienced it. This refers to feeling happier and in good spirits.
Individuals at greater risk of developing mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, benefit more from getting outdoors than others.