A necessary aspect to the recovery program is the relationship between you and a higher power. When some people first hear that they get discouraged. You may have an idea that tells you what a higher power looks like. Most people find out that the connection to nature is easier to digest.
Nature can include anything from the ocean to a forest. There are studies that have shown the positive correlation between mental health and the relationship to nature. Being outside amongst nature can help ground you.
Being in nature is good for the mind and the body. In some cultures it is a right of passage and requirement. Many people look to nature as a place of healing or personal growth. There have been studies conducted in search of the reason why as humans are we drawn to nature. What researchers have found is that dating back centuries, we enjoy being around beautiful, natural spaces because they are resource-rich environments. Ones that provide optimal food, shelter, and comfort.
The evolutionary need explains why children are drawn to elements and natural environments. It also explains why we enjoy nature-inspired architecture. Over 100 studies have shown that being in nature, living in nature, or even viewing nature in paintings and videos can have positive impacts on the brain, bodies, feelings, thought processes, and social interactions. When we view nature or are physically in the middle of it, there is an overwhelming feeling of calmness to our nervous system. There is a cascade of positive emotion as well that occurs.
Positive Emotions have many benefits in the social world. For example it increases trust, cooperation, and closeness with others. Being surrounded by nature provides you with a sense of yearning. Typically it is found that people will wonder about their purpose in life and other deeper rooted thoughts.
What this provides is a sort of “soul searching”. Especially if you are surrounded by an ocean or large rocks. It has been studied that being around natural creations that are much larger than the person can help you feel small and helps relieve worry. This helps you see that your problems are not actually that big and it provides a sense of security.
This can help diminish obstacles between self and others. Another common find is the ability to remain still and in awe. For people who have a hard time staying still or concentrating on tasks, being in nature can help focus your attention by being completely present.
Avalon Malibu is located in one of the most beautiful areas of California. They are surrounded by the magical pacific ocean and have incredible weather with a lot of sunshine. If you are looking to start your recovery journey, your environment is important. Make the call today to get more information on available treatment at (844) 857-5992.