Our recent webinar with the Climate Coaching Alliance revealed some of the ways that coaching can work in partnership with nature.
Parts 1 and 2 dealt with the nature crisis, and the nature of coaching, respectively and can be watched on Vimeo.
We are now releasing parts 3 and 4 of the webinar. These can be watched now on this page, or on Vimeo for free.
Part 3 – The nature crisis
Here we get into the good stuff. How being in nature makes us health, happy and well…and how we might tap into that in our coaching work. What are the benefits of nature for coach and client?
part 4 – the nature of coaching
In Part 4 we ask the question ‘What is the value of partnering with nature through coaching?’. And a bee orchid makes an appearance….
We will be releasing THE FINAL episode in the coming days – watch this space!
REFERENCES FROM PART 3 – COACHING IN NATURE
- 62.8% nature-connected people more likely to have higher self esteem. Barton & Pretty (2010) What is the Best Dose of Nature and Green Exercise for Improving Mental Health? A Multi-Study Analysis. Environmental Science and Technology
- Those living 1km from nature less likely to suffer from 15 diseases including depression and heart disease. Maas et al (2009) Morbidity is related to a green living environment. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
- Over 50 research studies support the findings that nature connection increases life satisfaction. Pritchard et al (2019) The Relationship Between Nature Connectedness and Eudaimonic Well-Being: A Meta-analysis. Journal of Happiness Studiers
- In various experiments, awe – especially in nature – increased ethical decision making, generosity, helping and other pro-social behaviour. Key to this is the idea of ‘the small self’. Piff et al (2015) Awe, the Small Self, and Prosocial Behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
REFERENCES FROM PART 3 – COACHING WITH NATURE
- Michael J Cohen is a proponent for 54 ‘natural webstring self-evidence senses and sensitivities’ through his ‘Project NatureConnect’. http://www.ecopsych.com/insight53senses.html
- A positive feedback loop has been demonstrated – people who have a higher degree of connectedness to nature report greater pro-environmental behaviour. Alcock et al (2020) Associations between pro-environmental behaviour and neighbourhood nature, nature visit frequency and nature appreciation: Evidence from a nationally representative survey in England. Environment International.