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

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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.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International and Interdisciplinary Conference IMMAGINI?
PublisherMDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)
Pages1–9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventThe International and Interdisciplinary Conference IMMAGINI? Image and Imagination between Representation, Communication, Education and Psychology - International and Interdisciplinary Conference IMMAGINI? Image and Imagination between Representation, Communication, Education and Psychology
Duration: 27 Nov 201728 Nov 2017

Conference

ConferenceThe International and Interdisciplinary Conference IMMAGINI? Image and Imagination between Representation, Communication, Education and Psychology
Period27/11/1728/11/17

Keywords

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

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