Biodiversity Studies
ISSN: 2791- 7347
e-ISSN: 2979-9376

Biodiversity Studies

2023, Vol 2, Num, 1     (Pages: 029-035)

The Healing Power of Ecosystem Services and Ecotherapy: Exploring the Synergies between Nature's Benefits and Therapeutic Interventions

Nurgül ARISOY 1

1 Department of Landscape Architecture, Selçuk University, Konya, State, Turkiye

DOI: 10.56494/bist.2023.14
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Ecotherapy is a therapeutic approach that aims to improve individuals' mental health through interaction with the natural environment. The tranquility, serenity, and stress-reducing potential provided by the natural environment make ecotherapy a significant tool in terms of health and well-being. The integration of ecotherapy into ecosystem service management has gained recognition as a valuable approach to enhance human well-being through nature-based therapeutic interventions. This study examines the effects of ecotherapy on health and the role of ecotherapy as part of ecosystem services. It highlights the significance of ecosystem services in the relationship between nature and human health, emphasizing the benefits derived from natural resources and ecosystems. The therapeutic potential of ecotherapy is explored, showcasing its effectiveness in promoting physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Various ecotherapy methods are discussed as effective ways to connect with nature and experience its healing effects. The study further highlights the importance of integrating ecotherapy into ecosystem service management, emphasizing the need for a holistic approach that considers the interdependence between ecological and human dimensions. The conclusion emphasizes the potential of this integration to support sustainable development, conservation, and a deeper appreciation for the benefits of nature.

Keywords : Ecotherapy, Ecosystem services, Nature-based interventions, Well-being