What better way to dig back into life and activity than to put one’s hands in the soil and help nurture plants in the garden? Gardening is a powerful tool for wellbeing. It provides an opportunity to exercise, enjoy sunshine, release stress and take time for oneself.
Women at Brookhaven Retreat may decide to tend the garden as an independent or communal project. We have found that time spent outdoors speeds recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues. Gardening has been shown to reduce levels of depression and anxiety while promoting inner tranquility and positive thoughts.