Biophilia: Sensory Contact With Nature Can Improve Your Overall Well-being & Mental Health

Biophilia: Sensory Contact With Nature Can Improve Your Overall Well-being & Mental Health

  • Biophilia is probably embedded in us through evolutionary circumstances and today, we experience it because we are partially disconnected from nature.
  • While biophilia means ‘the love of nature and life forms,’ the hypothesis doesn’t necessarily look at the positive side of this love.
  • Does disconnecting from nature affect mental health?
  • Tonnes of research studies converge to show that exposure to natural environments and features improve psychological well-being, but artificial environments lacking natural elements put us at risk of deteriorating physical and mental health.
  • If the employer cannot provide a biophilic design for you, you can improve your personal connection with nature by playing with animals, bringing a plant to the office, moving around, breathing in fresh air, visiting natural environments like parks and sanctuaries.
  • Research is piling up to show that a work environment with sensory contact to nature has positive effects.
  • Learn about nature to create a buffer against extreme dissociation with nature.