Finding Mindfulness in Nature

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3 Strategies For Staying In The Moment

The outdoors is a perfect setting for practicing mindfulness. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush offers tips for finding mindful moments in nature.

Spend some time outside—and let’s figure out how to be mindful while we’re doing it.
— Elizabeth Cush

Show Notes:

Research on “green exercise”—activities outdoors in nature—found that being in green environments improved both mood and self-esteem. The effect was even greater near water. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, LCPC, a licensed professional therapist and founder of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., talks about the research and how nature provides the perfect backdrop for practicing mindfulness. She’ll also lead you through three mindfulness exercises that you can try the next time you step outdoors.

Listen and learn:

  • What mindfulness is and why it’s easier to practice it when we’re outside in nature

  • How nature makes us feel better

  • Tips for practicing “mindful walking”

  • How to feel your feet on the ground—and what questions to ask to get more grounded

  • How to use the breath to release tension and stress

  • How to practice mindful listening to expand your awareness

  • Why practicing mindfulness is so beneficial

  • Where to learn more about mindfulness

  • How to connect with a mindfulness community


Learn More

> Progression Counseling blog: How to Use Your Environment to Calm Your Anxiety

> Progression Counseling blog: Manage Anxiety With Mindfulness & Meditation

> Progression Counseling blog: Mindfulness in Less Than 10 Minutes a Day

> Woman Worriers podcast: Elizabeth Cush on Present Moment Awareness

> Woman Worriers podcast: Elizabeth Cush on Mindfulness

> Woman Worriers podcast: Laurie J. Cameron on Mindfulness

> Progression Counseling

> Emotions In Harmony podcast


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