Natural Change works because people are part of nature. But we tend to act as if we are not.
When people reconnect deeply with the rest of nature it also leads them to connect with themselves and with each other. Together this improves our wellbeing, makes us more resilient and feel more complete. It can help us, individually and as a society, to live more fairly and within nature’s limits.
Natural Change offers an increasingly rare chance to experience ourselves as part of nature. People often find this transformative, telling us that they:
- feel liberated, revived and inspired
- enjoy richer relationships with others and with nature
- gain unexpected insights and a fresh perspective on the world
- reconnect with the things that are truly important to them
- develop their confidence, energy and strength to do what matters
Our approach is based on over two decades of study and professional practice and draws on the well established fields of ecopsychology, group dynamics and outdoor learning. It is endorsed by a significant body of evidence that the benefits of experiences in nature include: physiological benefits like reduced heart disease, cancer, diabetes and better recovery rates from trauma; psychological benefits like less anxiety and depression; social benefits like less social isolation, better communications, more effective teams, greater creativity, better leadership, deeper stakeholder engagement, and a greater desire to conserve nature and live more sustainably.