Wilderness therapy programmes are a new way of reconnecting people to the healing power of nature. They allow individuals who have become overwhelmed with their urban environment to get back in touch with nature and reconnect with it so they can heal troubled minds from mild forms of depression and low self esteem.
Research has shown that 71% of those suffering from depression found relief through the availability of green spaces, ecotherapy and using nature as a tonic. Studies have also found that the outdoor world can expand our senses, reignite our imaginations and enhance our creativity.
In fact, many now believe it’s time to listen to the call of the wild for the sake of our health. But then again, we campers have known that for years!
It may be enough to go outside for 5 minutes to take some deep breaths, feel the breeze on your face and activate your natural senses, however, many believe that camping (in whatever form chosen by you) is all you need to open your mind and body to healing itself and to make the most of the health benefits of camping.
Here at Inspired Camping we believe we are naturally drawn to spending time outside. In fact, we would go so far to say we are all prehistorically hardwired to want to go camping, and it’s something we simply can’t escape from.
As humans we wouldn’t have spread across the globe if we hadn’t been compelled to travel from place to place. We’ve had to become travellers, adventurers and campers to survive, so we’ve had these basic instincts hardwired into our systems.
Similar to a salmon that swims up stream against the current just to answer a natural call, we feel a similarly powerful desire to get on the road and begin more camping adventures.
So if you know what’s good for you… get outside and enjoy the health benefits of camping and your own little piece of frugal wilderness therapy.