It’s been found that regular 'awe walks' in healthy older adults can contribute to a host of benefits. These include increased positive emotions, promotion of social connection and less distress in daily life a study published yesterday has revealed https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Femo0000876.
This shift was reflected in “selfies” participants took on their weekly walks, in which an increasing focus on their surroundings rather than themselves was paralleled by measurably broader smiles by the end of the study.
Awe shifts our energy and attention outward instead of inward and is a positive emotion triggered by awareness of something vastly larger than the self.
There are suggested places where awe might be readily available https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/22/awe-inspiring-walks-nature-boost-wellbeing-scientists...although these are only the tip of the awe-location iceberg.
Coaching with nature and landscape engages awe. Please contact me for a free discussion if you are interested in this.
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