Sustainable solace: can this be achieved in practice?

Hayes, Tracy (2017) Sustainable solace: can this be achieved in practice? In: Cumbria Research and Innovation Conference 2017: Achievement, Impact and Potential, 7 July 2017, Lancaster, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Exploration of the natural world is not just a pleasant way to while away a few golden hours, it provides comfort, peace, relief from everyday stresses and strains – solace (Moore, 2010). Rachel Carson reminded us that ‘Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts … there is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature…’ (1956: 88). And yet, in this increasingly fast-paced, stressful world, how do we make the time and place for this? How can we ensure that others can do the same, without destroying the very fabric of nature in the process? I ask several key questions including how can we provide, and then sustain the positive health effects people gain from these experiences? Is it possible to create a balanced sanctuary for people, wildlife and nature, where none are exploited or damaged?

References
Carson, R. (1956) The Sense of Wonder. New York: Harper and Row
Moore, K. D. (2010) Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature. Boston: Trumpeter

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Health, Psychology and Social Studies > Working with Children and Families
Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies
Depositing User: Tracy Hayes
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 10:25
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 10:26
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3113

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