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Nature & Creativity – How and Why Nature Enhances Creativity

For the last 6 months I have been writing my Master Thesis in Landscape Architecture and exploring the area of nature and creativity to find out how and why nature may enhance our creativity. It has been an amazing journey – talking to so many inspiring creative people and reading interesting literature about creativity and natures influence… Read more »

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Kreativitetens psykologi

I disse dage læser jeg rigtigt meget om kreativitet. Jeg vil gerne forstå, hvad det er. Hvad der sker i os, når vi er kreative. Forstå hvordan den fremmes og blokeres og se om jeg kan ane en rolle for naturen i denne proces. Alt sammen if.m. mit speciale, som jeg bloggede om i forrige… Read more »

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Why Green Exercise is So Good For Us

I have just red an interesting report “The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Green Exercise” (see authors below). According to the report nature can make positive contributions to our health, help us recover from preexisting stresses or problems, have an `immunising’ effect by protecting us from future stresses, and help us to concentrate and… Read more »

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Books: Beautiful and Inspiring Reading

I am about to discover that really many interesting books have been written about healing gardens and garden therapy. I have just finished reading two of them. Both of them written from the heart by authors who professionally work with healing gardens and both of them full of the most magnificent photos. The books are… Read more »

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Book: Healing Spaces

I have just finished reading the book “Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being” by Esther M. Sternberg, MD (published by Harvard University Press). It is a very interesting book. It shows how powerful places, sound & silence and visual aspects can be in moving people from illness to health. The complicated working relationship… Read more »

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Nature-Based Learning and Play for Autistic and Special Needs Children

A couple of days ago I took this online training “Nature-Based Learning and Play for Autistic and Special Needs Children” presented by: Naomi Sachs – www.NaomiSachsDesign.com & Tara Vincenta www.artemisLA.com. It was a great and very useful training. In Denmark the focus on the positive benefits of children experiencing the natural world has resulted in… Read more »

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An easy to read book about Garden Therapy

This blog-post is mostly interesting for the Danish readers since the book that I will talk about is in Danish only. I have read the book “Haveterapi” by Signe Wenneberg and it is a quit interesting introduction to the field of garden therapy. The author has talked to 15 different people about what it means… Read more »