The awareness on how important nature is for our health is as old as GAIA, our world itself and has been an integral part of life in ancient cultures all over the world. In Ancient Greece, the Health Care Centres (Asklepeia) were located in the open country-site among beautiful, clean surroundings, where the climate was healthy and the waters clear and pure. This way they integrated the special healing qualities and the recreational impact of the natural environment into their therapeutic process.
Hippocrates explicidly points out the importance of a healthy human-nature relationship referring to its healing and restorative impact in his lifestyle-teachings, as well. GAIA ecotherapy focuses on this human-nature relationship and aims to reestablish equilibrium of both.
GAIA ecotherapy not only calms and grounds you - relaxing both mind and body - but it also deepens your connection to the natural world.
Spending time in nature has healing and restorative power. Being outdoors increases well-being, helps alleviate stress and anxiety, promotes creativity, mediates recovery from mental fatigue, helps restore attention, boosts the brain’s ability to think, and engages the senses. By adding awareness to our outing and by engaging our senses consciously, we create an extraordinary holistic experience.
The awareness of a broader earthly identity allows us to approach our environment with respect. By mindfully focussing our awareness on the living planet earth and the natural world around us, we tap into the healing power of Mother Nature and at the same time increase our ecological awareness and environmental consciousness.
GAIA ecotherapy in the pristine nature of Sfakia will connect you to your very own nature when you visit the many natural sites of power. As we linger in magnificent landscapes or tune into the rhythm of walking ancient paths, you may transcend a sense of time and discover an inner strength that you will take with you long after you have left our very beautiful island.
Establish a healthy connection with Mother Earth!
Contact us for a GAIA ecotherapy outing!
For a unique group experience also view our annual programme.
Holistic Healing Centre - Chora Sfakion - 73011 Sfakia - Crete - Greece
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