Modern life can disrupt our connection to nature.
Yet research shows that green spaces improve health.
At Nature Sacred, we help communities heal from the outside.
Our goal is to help others improve health in communities across the country. Individual and community wellness are more directly linked to nature than most people realize.
Urban lifestyles demand our close attention and tire our powers of concentration. Nature can restore our ability to think and focus.Learn More
Our bodies are surprisingly responsive to the presence of nature in our urban surroundings.Learn More
Simply being in the presence of nature can elevate one's spirit — perhaps an expression of biophilia.Learn More
Participation in the creation of urban greenspace can lead to increased expression of a community’s connectedness and resilience.Learn More
Certain natural elements and arrangements of space offer restorative and beneficial experiences to visitors.Learn More
A Sacred Place is a place outdoors characterized by its invitation to wholeness and healing.Learn More
These projects will demonstrate how nearby nature in the city can provide sacred and spiritual experiences.
Open Spaces Sacred Places are crucial pieces of urban infrastructure that are unique, adaptive and vital to community health and well-being, particularly in response to acute and chronic stressors.Learn More
With a goal of demonstrating improved health and well-being of a community through access to healing gardens, this project may elevate the presence of sacred, nature experiences within health care institutions.Learn More
Our nation’s Wounded Warriors suffer greatly from conventional injuries as well as the "invisible wounds of war": traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Learn More
Immune functioning is a central determinant in human health. Recent, converging evidence suggests a link between healthy immune functioning and exposure to nearby nature.Learn More
Through the development of a set of evidence-based design guidelines, this project will apply new scientific knowledge to the design of sacred spaces to increase the human health benefits of exposure to urban nature and inform policy makers on how to create healthy refuges in urban settings.Learn More
Immersion in nature can relieve people of debilitating effects of the built environment, especially where vulnerable populations are under intense emotional and social pressures.Learn More
healed an average of a full day faster than those with window views of a brick wall.
higher levels of meditation and lower levels of frustration.
has relaxing effects such as lower blood pressure and heart rate.
71% of people were less depressed after going on an outdoor walk. 45% of people had similar results going on an indoor walk.