Eudemonic awakening: nature and eudemonia

Hinds, J. (2015) Eudemonic awakening: nature and eudemonia. In: 5th International Conference of Ecopsychology, 26th-30th September, 2015, Crete.

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Abstract

After offering an explanation of eudemonia, the presentation will focus on how the natural environment is able to provide optimal conditions to elicit a eudemonic awakening. Importantly, transpersonal and existential modes of understanding will be examined to locate people’s experiencing while engaged with nature. Of particular interest is the quality of reported emotional states as indicators of the transformative effect of nature on the human condition one that relates to a psychotherapeutic understanding of the human condition and that resonates strongly with nature-based experiences. There are important opportunities within nature to contribute towards a eudemonic life developed through relational, reflexive, and emotional mechanisms. Experiential accounts will be provided to strengthen the argument for the inclusion of eudemonic philosophy within nature based therapies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0511 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0511 Affection. Feeling. Emotion > BF0515 Well-being
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > Applied Psychology
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Depositing User: Joe Hinds
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 17:56
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 15:06
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/13974

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