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Proceedings 2017, 1(9), 877; doi:10.3390/proceedings1090877

Nature as Health Promotion “The Rug of Life” as a Method

Department of Social Sciences, Åbo Akademi University, 65101 Vaasa, Finland
Presented at the International and Interdisciplinary Conference IMMAGINI? Image and Imagination between Representation, Communication, Education and Psychology, Brixen, Italy, 27–28 November 2017.
Published: 20 November 2017
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Abstract

Results from the study ‘nature’s significance for human well-being’, shows that “The Rug of Life” gives additional value to the narratives. The method is qualitative with in-depth interviews combined with visual methodology of sixteen respondents between ages 25–76, who are living close to nature. In the interview it was asked what kind of nature has a meaning for them and how they estimate their well-being and nature’s impact on it and how quality of life are experienced, as well as nature’s and the local rural environment’s significance as a health promoting factor. The study has a salutogenic approach.
Keywords: Salutogenesis; thinking and representation; imagination for creativity; the imagination as a therapeutic tool; restorative places; quality of life Salutogenesis; thinking and representation; imagination for creativity; the imagination as a therapeutic tool; restorative places; quality of life
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Bodman, G.M. Nature as Health Promotion “The Rug of Life” as a Method. Proceedings 2017, 1, 877.

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