Biophilia describes the human drive to connect with nature and other living things. It has been more challenging for people to connect with a natural environment in today’s society heavily reliant on technology and modernization, but the benefits of biophilia for mental health are too significant to ignore. Let’s explore the positive impacts of biophilia on mental health, and how biophilic design can help.
The Benefits of Biophilia for Mental Health
When humans connect with nature in any of their environments, it brings about a wide range of benefits to mental well-being. Studies show that people experience a reduction in negative mental and psychological feelings:
- Decreased anxiety
- Decreased stress
- Decreased mental fatigue
- Decreased anger and fear
And they also experience an increase in positive mental, psychological, and cognitive functions:
- Increased attention spans
- Increased productivity
- Increased creativity
- Increased positive mood
- Increased social connections
- Increased short-term memory
How Can Biophilic Design Help?
While encouraging people to step outside and connect with nature can certainly achieve the desired mental effects of biophilia, it is not always possible or convenient. Biophilic design creates interior environments that bring the power of biophilia and nature to you. By integrating live plants, green walls, and vertical gardens into your interiorscape, biophilic design increases the positive impacts of biophilia within interior spaces, such as the home, workplace, or building.
Ready to learn more about biophilic design for your interior space? Contact the experts at Raimondi Horticultural Group, Inc. today.