There are countless benefits to creating, but there is an added benefit when creating in NATURE!
Research reveals that being in nature can reduce anger, fear, stress, and increase pleasant feelings. The benefits of nature are not only emotional, but also physical. Being in nature can reduce blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.
Nature can also help us cope with pain, and can be distracting while undergoing surgery or an uncomfortable procedure. In a study by the physician, Robert Ulbrich, patients that underwent gallbladder surgery while viewing trees were able to tolerate pain better than those that only looked at a wall. Even a picture of a tree is relaxing!
Regardless of one’s age of culture, humans LOVE nature and can greatly benefit! Add an art class to time spent in nature and you get double the benefits!