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Alex Douglas-Kane shares her experiences and understanding of Discover Nature Awareness

Sunday, 4 January 2009


Nature Therapy within the UK appears to be on the increase. I personally have delivered a form of 'Nature Therapy' over the last three years now, which is known as ‘Nature Awareness’ delivering it to a wide range of individuals who present behaviours from ADHD to Addictions.

Recently I watched a news item which featured (according to the news broadcaster) a new and controversial concept, namely some schools are taking young children into nature and teaching them within a natural environment. I was shocked to hear that this would even be considered controversial let alone new.

On the time-line, have our ancestors not been doing just that, have we not been learning from nature as children? Could it be that the modern world is controversial as it has separated our children of today from learning from the same experiences we encountered as children by placing restrictions on them thereby confining them to a more urban environment?

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