Outdoor experiences can transform our psychological health and well-being, and encourage us to live sustainably.
My approach reveals how outdoor experiences impact our psychology, changing the ways we think, feel and behave. It shows how they can be harnessed through design and facilitation to deliver incredible outcomes for people and the planet.
Why being outdoors heals us #3: Love
Biophilia and the healing power of outdoor experiences. Read more→
VIDEO: Change through nature: a practical guide to designing transformative experiences of nature.
VIDEO: Change through nature: a practical guide to designing transformative experiences of nature. Read more→
Which self needs changing?
If we are to adapt to ecological change, we need to change ourselves. But what is my ‘self’? Read more→
The National Centre for the Mountain Environment rises from the ashes.
Last week I got an email from Bob, now retired. He told me that there was a “new” plan to create ‘The National Centre for the Mountain Environment’ at CairnGorm. I was - and still am - stunned by this news. Read more→
The unknown game: sustainability leadership development in the 2020s.
The shift that needs to be made is to move from trying to integrate sustainability into the game, to understanding that it changes the game altogether. Read more→
Dancing the biomes: movement improvisation and the mystery of connection.
Ultimately, the solution to our problems lies in two things: realising, deep in the fabric of our bodies, that we are part of nature and; our imaginations. Read more→
Ten lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more→
Towards an Ecopsychotherapy: a new book by Mary-Jayne Rust.
A new book by Mary-Jayne Rust. Read more→
Normal, abnormal & hypernormal
There has been a lot of talk recently about getting back to normal... but what does this mean in a hypernormal world? Read more→
Since the publication of the most recent IPCC report, I’ve been asked three times about 'climate grief'. The frightening reality of inaction on climate change has once again flooded the mainstream psyche. The hope that it will unearth a fresh narrative that might finally compel the more reticent audiences to act, flares briefly. And then... Read more→