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

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  2. 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...

  3. A model of leisure style and spiritual well-being relationships
    2002 - Canada

    This model of leisure style and spiritual well-being illustrates a chain of direct relationships which links leisure style components to leisure style processes to spiritual behaviours to...

  4. A qualitative exploration of the wilderness experience as a source of spiritual inspiration
    1999 - USA

    Recreational experiences in a wilderness setting have the distinct potential to positively enrich the lives of those who take to the ‘wild’. The beneficial aspects of wilderness recreation include...

  5. Beyond Blue to Green
    2010 - Australia

    The report reviews existing Australian and international literature on the links between mental health and well-being and contact with nature.

  6. 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...

  7. Canadian Nature Survey
    2012 - Canada

    Nature-based activities make a significant contribution to the national economy and individual Canadians’ quality of life.

  8. Children’s neighborhood place as a psychological and behavioral domain
    2006 - South Korea

    In a high-density planned community, children seem to find many of their valued places in neighborhood outdoor settings such as designated play areas and developed parks. They connect the home site...

  9. Comparison of the physiological and psychological benefits of tree and tower climbing
    2006 - Japan

    More tension, confusion, and fatigue were experienced when climbing a tower than when climbing a tree. Moreover, there was an increase in vitality while tree climbing, whereas the opposite occurred...

  10. 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...

  11. Coping with poverty: Impacts of environment and attention in the inner city
    2001 - USA

    "Residents living in buildings without nearby trees and grass reported more procrastination in facing their major issues and assessed their issues as more severe, less soluble, and more...

  12. 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...

  13. Ecospirituality: A pattern that connects
    2000 - USA

    "Ecospirituality can be viewed as a pattern that is both a process as well as a manifestation of the human field in relationship with the environmental field. This relationship is a continuous...

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