Many scientific studies have deduced that spending time in nature is beneficial for us. We seek that connection with nature. However, we can’t always be around nature. In that case, the simple act of viewing nature and landscape photography comes to our aid.

Here’s how nature photography can be beneficial in the healthcare sector:

Reduces Depression

According to WHO, the COVID-19 pandemic led to a 25% increase in anxiety and depression. Staying indoors away from nature can seriously impact our mental health. That’s where landscape photography comes in. Viewing nature scenes can calm our nervous system, improve attention, lower stress, and generate a multitude of positive emotions like calmness, creativity, and joy.

Helps Patients Heal Faster

Robert Ulrich in 1984 found that patients who had a scenic view outside of their hospital room showed faster healing and less need for medication. This laid down the foundation of evidence-based design which focuses on how the physical environment can heal us.

Similarly, in 2013, administrators in a small suburban Pennsylvania hospital noticed that patients in rooms facing a courtyard were recovering faster than the others.

This shows that even hanging landscape photography that shows nature at its finest can speed up the body’s healing process.

a forest of alpine trees

Strengthens Your Immune System

Studies suggest that not only does nature photography helps us heal faster, but it also strengthens our immune system and fights off colds and other viruses. This happens because scenes of nature boost immunological defense mechanisms that are tied to fighting foreign pathogens in our bodies.

Improves Concentration

Nature can improve our focus which is a cause for concern for many patients, including those with ADHD. We often use our brain constantly without a break, which makes it run out of energy and causes burnout. Nature environments, on the other hand, replenish and restore our energy, help quieten our minds, and strengthen our ability to concentrate.

Slows Down Dementia

People who suffer from dementia can use nature to their benefit. Being outdoors and spending time in nature is a sure way of slowing down the progression of symptoms. Surround them with nature and landscape photography and the impact is the same.

Helps You Relax

Stress is a major concern for people these days. According to the American Institute of Stress, about 77 percent people experience stress that harms their physical health while 73 percent have stress that impacts their mental well-being.

Green spaces and images of nature can break the spell. They induce in us a deep, meditative state of relaxation and help us destress.

Install Nature Art for Healthcare Today

Turn your healthcare facility into a serene space that promotes healing and well-being with our calming landscape photography. Based on Evidence-based Design, Healing with Imagery provides healing photo art services and nature photography services in CT. Check out our latest nature and landscape photographs installations here. From stunning waterfalls to quaint mountains and the starry night sky, our nature art will induce peace, tranquility, and health in your patients, their families, and your staff.

Contact us today for more details.