(premiered April 1, 2020)
During this time when we are forced to stay mostly indoors, Infinite Resort has founded WINDOWS, a digital nature therapy series. Containing 12 episodes, we will be sharing curated videos that immerse you in an audiovisual journey through the beauty of our planet. Following the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, our aim is to provide a breath of virtual fresh air and a dose of positivity. Disconnect from media and connect with nature for a couple minutes each day.
Ecotherapy, or nature therapy, is the field of research that studies and highlights the positive beenfits of connecting with nature. Studies show the positive effects of connecting with nature decreases stress, anxiety and calms the mind. One study showed that a walk through a green space reduced depression in patients by 71%.
Furthermore — and most importantly for our current situation — ecotherapy studies show that beneficial effects of nature result not only from immersing yourself in nature, but also from what you experience through other senses. For example, a study on prisoners found that viewing daily nature videos lowered aggression and stress by 26%.
Lastly, studies on patients who simply had a window with a view reported improved mood, mental health and life satisfaction. The studies are endless, in a world where our brains are currently working overtime while having to stay mostly indoors, nature therapy seems to get us out of our heads with positive measurable brain benefits. It’s through this research that Infinite Resort founded the series, Windows, an outlet for you to disconnect from the constant stream of news, and instead connect with Mother Nature. We urge you to put everything away, and just for a couple minutes, focus on the sights and sounds we’re providing for you through our virtual window. Relax, breathe, and remember, nature is infinite, just like you.
Welcome to Infinite Resorts nature therapy series: Windows.
WINDOW 5 - EARTH
Today’s window focuses on flowing, or breathing, treetops. Today we simply marvel at the movement of trees, aligning our breath with theirs. Treetops hold an incredible amount of life and safety for animals, and interestingly enough, resemble veins as they move and sway with the wind.
WINDOW 7- FIRE
Today’s window is the element of Fire where we focus on volcanoes and lava. Although at first glance we might consider volcanoes to be simply violent, there is so much more! Volcanoes have many positive effects for our planet: they provide nutrient rich soil for plants, new land for growth, build tropical islands, and even cool off the Earth.
WINDOW 9 - EARTH
In todays’ window, we explore Earth and its extensive, unique animal kingdom. Throughout history, human qualities can be drawn from animal symbolism. Indigenous cultures all over the world worship animals, big and small, highlighting the importance of each one’s role within their ecosystem.