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Who Are We?

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Scenic Psychology was founded by Helen Booth in 2021. The practice name came from a desire to see clients learning to look at mental health from a new perspective and to follow the science that has revealed the benefits of being in our natural environment. 

"Our survival instincts scream for us to stare at the dangers and we forget to look at the rest of life as well!

We can see so much more when we learn to change our focus."

Meet the Team

We're a growing practice located in the Illawarra region of NSW

Work With Us!

Are you a Psychologist interested or experienced in Walk and Talk Therapy? 

Are you keen to use movement and natural environment directly in session?

Are you adaptable and tenacious in your work?

Are you looking for true work/life balance in an industry that supports others?

 

If you answered yes, then we'd love to hear from you. Email your resume to our Principal Psychologist, Helen Booth: hbooth@scenicpsychology.com.au

“There are increased benefits of spending more time in nature and leaving technology behind such as improved short term memory, enhanced working memory, better problem solving, greater creativity, lower levels of stress and higher feelings of positive well being.”

– Dr David Strayer, Cognitive Neuroscientist

“When we spend time outside in beautiful places, a part of our brain called the subgenual prefrontal cortex, quiets down, and this is the part of the brain that is associated with negative self-reported rumination”

– Florence Williams, Author of "The Nature Fix"

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

- Albert Einstein, Physicist

“Nature can be beneficial for mental health. It reduces cognitive fatigue and stress and can be helpful with depression and anxiety.”

– Dr Irina Wen, Clinical Psychologist 

“Just being surrounded by bountiful nature, rejuvenates and inspires us.“

- E. O. Wilson, Biologist

“I go to nature to be soothed, healed and have my senses put in order.”

- John Burroughs, Naturalist

“Nature itself is the best physician.”

- Hippocrates, Physician

“Being in nature is not only inspiring, it also has medical and psychotherapeutic potential. By experiencing nature, we place our body in the original functional circle made of humans and the environment from which we emerged. We put two matching puzzle pieces together – us and nature into one whole.”

– Clemens G. Arvay, Biologist

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