Psychology and Plants

There are studies that correlate high degrees of connectedness with nature to high levels of self reflection and awareness. Nature is being studied in relation not only to self discovery processes, but also to therapy facilitators as a calming agent.

People’s Plants within Psychology

The theoretical approach of People’s Plants comes from the following fields of Psychology:

  1. Cognitive psychology, which analyses the thinking processes that trigger our behaviour;
  2. Positive psychology, which focuses on personal growth rather than on pathology; and
  3. Ecopsychology, which studies the emotional connection between individuals and the natural world.

People’s Plants within Coaching

The starting point for this project is Coaching. People’s Plants has been tested during a month as a trigger for starting Coaching sessions.

Coaching is defined as a partnering process with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize and unlock their personal and/ or professional potential. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole.

Building on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:

  • Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
  • Encourage client self-discovery
  • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
  • Hold the client responsible and accountable

Normally, when people seek coaching it is due to having experienced tension in one or several life fields. Therefore, establishing a nature soothing environment can assist the coaching process.