The Well-Gardened Mind: Dr. Sue Stuart-Smith on the Power of Gardens and Nature for Mental Health and Well-Being – Part 1

Dr. Sue Stuart-Smith is a UK-based psychiatrist and psychotherapist, an avid gardener, and the author of The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature. Over her long career in psychotherapy, Sue has seen the power of gardens and nature connection to heal trauma, cultivate mindfulness and spirituality, navigate anxiety, stress, and burnout, and help us become our full, embodied human selves. In this first of a two-part conversation, Sue and I talk about the co-evolution of gardens and humankind and the essential role nature plays in human physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Whether you’re a gardener or not, I hope you enjoy Sue’s powerful, moving reflection on the deep relationship between green nature and human nature.


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