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Reconnecting via Nature

Mental health is a significant issue in the world today. As it is R U OK? Day I thought it was only fitting to discuss the positive effect the bush and nature can have people. At Elite Executive Events we recognise that exercise can make someone feel better as it releases chemicals like endorphins and serotonin. Additionally, immersing yourself amongst nature can widen someone’s mind and brighten their mood. So when the two are combined, it offers people the chance to reconnect via nature. While this is important for people in general, the main group of people it can benefit is those to have put their lives in danger to protect their country.

When people come back from service, no one can deny that the work has changed them, for better or for worse. Sometimes they struggle to fit back into society. Every returning member relates to this to different extents and scales, but it is an underlying factor that most experience. So, at Elite Executive Events we offer events that give a chance for people to reconnect with themselves, others and nature as we have recognised this gap in self-help when they return home. However, we offer everyone the chance to reconnect via the bush. Whereas, Trek2Health was created to directly provide help to those fighters who require it the most.

So next time you are feeling down, maybe go for a walk in the bush or even up Mount Coot-ha and invite some friends to walk with you. Also, make sure you ask them R U OK?

If you would like to read more about the positive effect nature can have on your wellbeing read this article by Douglas LaBier:

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