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

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Ghita M. Bodman
Place: Brixen, Italy
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Proceedings
Publisher: MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)
Book title: Proceedings of the International and Interdisciplinary Conference IMMAGINI?
Title of series: Proceedings 2017
Number in series: 1(9)
Volume number: 877
Start page: 1
End page: 9
ISSN: 2504-3900


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.


Imagination for creativity, Quality of life, Restorative places, Salutogenesis, The imagination as a therapeutic tool, Thinking and Representation


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