Grounded explores the concept of rewilding as an intentional way of living in the modern age that is both disconnected from nature and hyperconnected to technology.
Reflecting on nature's unknowable and mysterious qualities, Grounded explores how we can therapeutically benefit from a deeper connection with nature, finding within it balance, stillness, solitude, resilience, contentment, activity, fearlessness - and our own wild voice.
In addition to practical exercises and mindful activities, there are personal stories and thought-provoking questions that will help us understand what it means to be alive in the natural world, and in the moment.
Ruth Allen is a is a counsellor and eco-psychotherapist, specializing in outdoor practice and nature connection, and has a PhD in geology. A writer, speaker and adventurer, she explores the intersections between the natural world, health and wellbeing, movement and story. See more at www.whitepeakwellbeing.com
Mind Body Spirit
Table Of Contents:
Introduction: My nature story; What is nature? How to use this book • Presence: What are we looking for? Being 'grounded' • Connection: Lost connections; How nature is good for us; Deepening our relationship with nature; Rewilding: the call to connection; Nearby nature matters • Movement: Engaging the body; Learning from the body of nature; Reclaiming movement • Stillness: The essence of stillness; Grounding through stillness; Ways to be still in nature • Solitude: The value of solitude; Solitude in nature; Practising solitude in nature • Wild: Heading into the wild; Seeking wildness everywhere • Mystery: The value of mystery • Perspective: Changing our perspective; Grounding is coming home.
Mind, Body, Spirit