Taking The Coaching Conversation Into Nature

The Benefits Of Outdoor Coaching

Moving the coaching conversation out of the usual four walls (and off the screen!) into nature has a surprising number of benefits!

The positive effects of spending time in nature on our mental and physical wellbeing have long been researched and promoted by the field of Positive Psychology:

Physical benefits include a slowing down of the heart rate, lowering of blood pressure and cortisol rates (Twohig-Bennett & Jones, 2018).

Our mental wellbeing benefits too. There is evidence that suggests that the more we feel connected to nature, the more we can boost our eudaimonic wellbeing, that feeling that comes with having a sense of purpose and meaning in life (Pritchard, Richardson, Sheffield & McEwan, 2019).