Being with Pain Lesson Three – Web Materials


Web Articles

Kearney, Michael, “Returning to Sacred Ground” Edward Bastian’s book, Meditations for InterSpiritual Wisdom: Practices and Readings Drawn from the World’s Spiritual Traditions.

Jill Suttie “How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative” Greater Good Center, March 2, 2016 (full text)


Howell, A.J., Dopko, R.L., Passmore, H., Buro, K.”Nature Connectedness: Associations with Well-Being and Mindfulness” Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 51 (2), July 2011, 166-171. (for purchase)


Ochiai, Hiroko et al. “Physiological and psychological effects of forest therapy on middle-aged males with high-normal blood pressure” International journal of environmental research and public health vol. 12,3 2532-42. 25 Feb. 2015, doi:10.3390/ijerph120302532

C Chalquist “A Look at the Ecotherapy Research Evidence” Emory University (full report)




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