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2.04 Parks, green space, and natural environments provide a spiritual space and experience

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  2. Wilderness thoughts from the traditional lore of India: Of concern to peace, healing, and pleasure
    2001 - USA

    Forests, mountains, caves, seas, and such are seen as entities with an organic relationship with human beings, typically as objects of reverence and worship, treating them as places that are...

  3. Earth and nature-based spirituality (Part I): From deep ecology to radical environmentalism
    2001 - USA

    "If ‘religion’ is seen in terms of inherited structures and institutional externals . . . spirituality has become a term that firmly engages with the feminine, with green issues, with ideas of...

  4. Contested views of freedom and control: Children, teenagers and urban fringe woodlands in Central Sc
    2003 - Scotland

    For many children and young people, a close relationship with the countryside, woodland, forest or “nature” is important but complex.  If children miss out on their ‘earth period’ they may lose...

  5. Spiritual Wellness: Theoretical Links with Leisure
    1999 - USA

    Spiritual health and well-being act as major influences on the other dimensions of health. Spiritual wellness may play a very important role in leisure services for persons who have disabilities or...

  6. Environmental socialization: Quantitative tests of the childhood play hypothesis
    2002 - USA

    Childhood play influences later interest in wildlands, environmental preferences, outdoor recreation activities, and occupations in outdoor environments.

  7. Greenspace and Quality of Life: A Critical Literature Review (Research Report)
    2008 - Scotland

    Greenspace has positive effects on health and physical exercise which promotes wellbeing and recovery from stress disorders, promotes wellbeing of the individual thru social cohesion and the...

  8. Health, place and nature: How outdoor environments influence health and well-being
    2007 - England

    People with access to nearby nature are generally healthier than those without, mental health is generally better in rural rather than urban areas, and populations in urban areas with gardens and...

  9. A conceptual model of leisure and spiritual well-being
    2002 - Canada

    The proposed model of leisure and spiritual well-being suggests that leisure experiences, which involve an interplay of time, activity, motivation and setting, have the potential to provide...

  10. Can the Arts Change the World? The Transformative Power of Community Arts
    2007 - USA

    Community arts offer many positive impacts to communities and have transformative powers for social change.  Through the arts, people can deal with harsh realities and transform them through the...

  11. Use and Benefits of Local Government Recreation and Parks Services: An Ontario Perspective - Researc
    2009 - Canada

    People of means are better able to access recreation and aprks services, no matter who the provider. All recreation providers need to ensure that everyone shares in the benefits associated with...

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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