Things to do at Woodfield, apart from an evening goat walk!
CONNECT WITH NATURE
1) WHY CONNECT WITH NATURE?
Extensive research spanning four decades documents the benefits of spending time in nature including reductions in depression, anxiety and stress, as well as greater calm and optimism, and increased social connections.
Large benefits to mood and self-esteem can occur from even short visits in nature, with the greatest change observed in youth.
Just a weekly ‘dose’ of nature for as little as 30 minutes is linked to significant improvements to mental health and relationships.
PRACTICES FOR MIND+BODY+SPIRIT
2) BENEFITS OF MIND+BODY+SPIRIT PRACTICES
Mindfulness-based techniques including body movement, are wonderful practices for increasing strength, energy, calm and optimism.
Research has found that these practices can help to significantly reduce stress, anxiety and depression, as well as, improve mood and sleep quality.
FAMILY BONDING & PLAY
3) FAMILY BONDING AND PLAY
Greater family bonds are associated with better child health and can provide a sense of belonging, support, personal empowerment, improved coping abilities and a reduced sense of isolation.
And play offers a joyful way to build strong child-parent bonds and is integral to the development of healthy coping, self-expression and communication skills in children and youth.
TIME FOR REFLECTION
TIME TO REFLECT
Daily reflection encourages positive solutions to complex family issues and can help family members to better understand their own feelings and needs and the feelings and needs of others.
Through the process of reflection, new awareness, insights and ideas are discovered to foster long-term practices for nurturing family health, wholeness and joy.