Exploring the psychological rewards of a familiar semirural landscape: connecting to local nature through a mindful approach

5.00
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/292600
Title:
Exploring the psychological rewards of a familiar semirural landscape: connecting to local nature through a mindful approach
Authors:
Richardson, Miles ( 0000-0002-7223-7053 ) ; Hallam, Jenny ( 0000-0002-3978-1831 )
Abstract:
This study analyses a 53,000 word diary of a year engaging with nature through over 200 trips to a semi-rural landscape. Thematic analysis revealed two themes; the transition from observer to nature connectedness and the ways in which the natural environment was experienced once a connection was made. These themes are discussed in relation to theories that seek to explain the positive effect of nature and nature connectedness. The findings are important as they suggest that repeated engagement with local semi-rural countryside can lead to a mindful approach and psychological rewards that do not require travel into the wilderness. The work informs further research into outcomes and processes of nature based interventions such as: trip frequency, duration and diary keeping.
Citation:
Exploring the Psychological Rewards of a Familiar Semirural Landscape: Connecting to Local Nature through a Mindful Approach 2013, 41 (1):35 The Humanistic Psychologist
Journal:
The Humanistic Psychologist
Issue Date:
21-Feb-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/292600
DOI:
10.1080/08873267.2012.732156
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08873267.2012.732156
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0887-3267; 1547-3333
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Psychological Research

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Milesen
dc.contributor.authorHallam, Jennyen
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-21T16:52:40Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-21T16:52:40Z-
dc.date.issued2013-02-21-
dc.identifier.citationExploring the Psychological Rewards of a Familiar Semirural Landscape: Connecting to Local Nature through a Mindful Approach 2013, 41 (1):35 The Humanistic Psychologisten
dc.identifier.issn0887-3267-
dc.identifier.issn1547-3333-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/08873267.2012.732156-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/292600-
dc.description.abstractThis study analyses a 53,000 word diary of a year engaging with nature through over 200 trips to a semi-rural landscape. Thematic analysis revealed two themes; the transition from observer to nature connectedness and the ways in which the natural environment was experienced once a connection was made. These themes are discussed in relation to theories that seek to explain the positive effect of nature and nature connectedness. The findings are important as they suggest that repeated engagement with local semi-rural countryside can lead to a mindful approach and psychological rewards that do not require travel into the wilderness. The work informs further research into outcomes and processes of nature based interventions such as: trip frequency, duration and diary keeping.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08873267.2012.732156en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Humanistic Psychologisten
dc.titleExploring the psychological rewards of a familiar semirural landscape: connecting to local nature through a mindful approach-
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalThe Humanistic Psychologisten
All Items in UDORA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.