Flower Therapy and the Importance of Greenery in Flower Impact Therapy:
Greenery is essential and the base of flower therapy. Greenery adds a sense of serenity and peace to your surroundings.
Think of how wonderful it feels around the holiday season to have fresh fir tree branches! You can have that feeling all year long if you follow the steps to preserve shrub and tree greenery. I like to use shrub greenery in the spring and summer, branches with leaves in the fall, and fir tree branches in the winter.
Greenery is the life force of flower therapy. It adds energy, vitality, and strength to the human psyche. Greenery should be abundant in your home, workspace, and community areas. Not only is greenery important to these areas but a daily dose of greenery is also needed. You should spend at least ten to twenty minutes a day, if not more, surrounding yourself in outdoor greenery as part of your flower therapy plan.
There is greenery everywhere if you just look for it. Find a park, community garden, or create your space outdoors with greenery (Even a balcony will suffice as long as it has live plants on it.). Spend time walking in a park near your home if you live in the city. Or, just walk around your office park a few times during the day and look for greenery.
When I worked in a mental institution as a therapist I found one common denominator in my patients. The common denominator was that these mentally ill individuals did not spend much time outdoors among the natural greenery that nature provides. When they did get out in nature these patients felt less anxious and depressed. I recommended they spend more time outdoors as part of their lifelong treatment plan.
Bring greenery into your home year round as well. You will still need to find time outside in nature each day, but it helps boost your flower therapy when you add greenery to your home, work, and community spaces. Clip branches with leaves on them and add these to your containers. Add some sugar to the water to keep it fresher, longer. Change it out as needed. I adore fresh rosemary and lavender stems as part of my flower therapy. Gardenia and magnolia branches are also wonderful. Fruit tree branches offer a unique variety to your greenery needs for flower therapy.
Start with the basics of flower therapy and add greenery to your life everyday for a healthier and happier life plan!