Audio: shinrin yoku – forest nature therapy

Forest Bathing With a focus on slowing down and awakening the senses, this restorative wellness practice involves a series of guided invitations to help relax, slow down, become present and make contact with nature (no actual bathing involved). Forest bathing originated in Japan, where it is called ‘shinrin yoku’, which literally translates as taking [...]


Aboriginal meditation is being used to heal minds in the modern world

Miriam Rose Baumann thinks Australians could learn from the world's oldest culture to help with mental health. By learning Dadirri… As a former school principal and Order of Australia recipient, Ms Baumann is now teaching Australians about her culture and the spirituality that guides it. Ms Baumann calls the Aboriginal meditative practice 'Dadirri', a [...]


What is nature connection and why do we need it?

Nature is one of our most valuable assets. Daily experiences within naturally rich environments can transform the way we learn, grow and live. By choosing learning and living environments that weave in opportunities to experience nature and the great outdoors, we can develop connections with nature that support a wonderful array of social and environmental benefits. [...]


Cultural calendars – helping to teach communities what the land needs

So often we look at nature through the lens of an individual species, an ecological community or a specific land management challenge such as weed control. In doing so, we may miss the opportunity to see the bigger picture that may cloud our view on what the land needs. Cultural calendars present an engaging [...]


Brochure: Save the Coastal Emu

The decline of the Coastal Emu population has been large and rapid with large areas of prime emu habitat suffering local extinctions. The Coastal Emu Alliance, along with key stakeholders, landholders and the broader community are ready and willing to take action. This brochure provides a quick overview of actions that have been undertaken [...]