- Introduction 11min
- Psychological Mechanisms of Nature Cure Part 1 12min
- Physiological Mechanisms of Nature Cure Part 2 10min
- Nature Impacts Cognition & Mood 22min
- The Effect of Terpenes 12min
- Nature is Anti-Inflammatory 19min
- Write a Nature Prescription 22min
- Nature Cure for All Ages 17min
- Nature Cure for Special Populations 11min
- All Types of Nature Cure 16min
Nature Cure: Evidence Based Medicine
What You'll Learn
- Describe the effect of nature exposure on the immune system and cancer
- Use nature as supportive treatment in cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and other disorders
- Understand the clinical evidence for nature cure as treatment for common mental health conditions
- Learn how nature exposure can impact cognitive performance
- Learn how nature helps people of different ages and risk groups
- Create a nature cure plan for your patient in line with their resources
As human beings spend more and more time inside in the built environment of cities, we’re stepping away from the healing power of nature. This is a big loss! Human beings evolved in a natural setting, and time in nature is one of the most stress-relieving activities we can enjoy.
Nature cure can be part of an effective plan for ADHD, depression and lack of social connection and results in a sharp decrease in antidepressant prescriptions. The amount of nature exposure during childhood can even be used to predict an adult’s mental health.
In other health domains, increased nature exposure is associated with decreased mortality and cardiovascular disease, while increasing heart rate variability and the impact of exercise. There’s also a strong immune effect to nature exposure and the terpenes nature provides, which is especially relevant for the prevention and treatment of cancer.
People of all ages can benefit from nature, including special populations such as veterans and women during pregnancy. Many types of nature exposure are healing – everything from indoor houseplants and art, to place sitting and gardening, to forest bathing and camping.
If you’d like to increase your patient’s well-being using the healing powers of nature as a prescription, then this course is just right for you.
Dr. Darley is a national speaker and consultant with over 25 years of experience in sleep health. She translates her clinical experience with individuals, and teaching background, into effective solutions for corporations to improve performance, health and safety. Her expertise lies in training high risk occupational groups, such as First Responders, who face high performance demands while providing 24/7 services with inherent safety risks.
Dr. Darley has a dynamic and interactive style that emphasizes motivating participants to take charge of their sleep and health. She is adept at answering questions and giving attendees the real-life solutions and strategies needed to implement improvements. Dr. Darley’s interest in founding Naturopathic Sleep Medicine arises from the belief that since sleep is so basic and essential to health, it makes sense to use the most natural, least invasive therapies to help people obtain the sleep they need.
Dr. Darley is a pioneering internationally recognized expert in the use of natural, behavioral and lifestyle medicine for the treatment of sleep disorders. Dr. Darley founded the Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine to fill the need for natural, less invasive solutions to a common problem–poor sleep.
The Institute teaches sleep health to employees at corporations and agencies, offers online sleep courses, and provides patient care based on natural treatments. “My philosophy is that sleep is essential to our health and wellbeing. Every person deserves a good night’s rest.” Naturopathic Sleep Medicine is a developing field of medicine which is distinct from that provided at allopathic sleep centers. Naturopathic Sleep Medicine joins together the knowledge of physiological sleep processes with the treatment principles of naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Darley is playing an active part in the development of the field of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine through her original research on naturopathic treatments for sleep and specialist training for other doctors.