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Dear All,

Here is a very interesting research article on developing a connectedness to nature scale. This will be discussed in Week 4.

Enjoy!

Warm regards,

Milena

Dear all,

I hope you will like this week's assignment. Reading Week 4 talks about measuring connectedness to nature (NCS).  I would like to ask you to answer the same scale.

In Week 4 session, you will be sharing your answers to the questions included in the HOW section and open-ended questions from the questionnaire, as well as Activity I. Please make sure to fill out the questionnaire, as at the beginning of Week 5  we will look at the results obtained from NCS. I will need some time to analyse data collected.

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Activity I
Not everyone have access to forest/nature. Think of ways of making your client connect with nature under the following conditions (your clients may come from different walks of life).

a) in an urban city

b) on a hospital bed 

c) in prison 

d) a visually impaired person

e) a body-unabled person

Some people also may have phobias; as a result, nature-related interventions may do more harm than good. Some people may have a fixed mindset resulting in resistance towards wellbeing practices in nature and in general.  How would you approach these issues?

The idea behind this activity is to expand your imagination and consider different environs - even if a) through e) is not your target clientele.

Activity II

Write a 500-word piece or more on various pathways to connecting to nature, let this mean bringing nature to people or bringing people to nature. When you propose activities, please be as specific as you can. Think in terms of WHAT, WHY, and HOW.

Send your work to The Mindful Tourist by email before week 4.

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Thank you and as always I look forward to an upcoming week!

Warm regards,

Milena