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The 3-Day Effect

Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)
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Summary

The 3-Day Effect is a look at the science behind why being in the wild for a minimum of three days can make us happier, healthier and more creative. Whether it’s rafting down Utah’s Green River, backpacking in Colorado wilderness or strolling through Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., scientists are finding that immersions in nature can reduce anxiety, enhance creativity and boost overall well-being.  

Join science journalist Florence Williams in an immersive audio exploration of the mind and outdoors in six chapters following former Iraqi war veterans, sex trafficking survivors, and even a bookish nature hater journeying to the wild. Meet the innovative field researchers working to strengthen the science for a nature cure through real-time physiological, psychological and cognitive measures over three days outside. 

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add The 3-Day Effect to your library, you'll get all 6 episodes, each with a runtime of about 25 minutes.

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"Williams and her team achieve a smart balance between the scientific and the personal, the result being an illuminating and engaging series that illustrates nature's capacity to sooth the soul." (Financial Times)

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We need more of this

Really engaging series working with different groups / individuals who've all had trauma of some kind (PTSD/sex trafficking/depression) and measuring the impact that nature has on their mental wellbeing. Very accessible research with a simple yet profound message that we should all be following.

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  • Geoffb
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  • 15-10-18

I loved this

I really enjoyed this series and listened to them all in quick succession. Florence Williams takes us on a fascinating journey hearing how nature can positively impact upon people who need to rebalance or heal.

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Awesome

Fascinating about the effects of being in nature on the body, especially especially on the heartbeat. Excited to try this for myself. Hope Florence makes more episodes!

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Gave up before end. Case studies too predictable

Addresses the simple truth that we need contact with nature to live happy and balanced lives. Annoying background music to add to pathos. Doesn't reinforce anything but fills in for absence of substance.

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wow

So so interesting! Really important research with potentially huge impact for trauma informed working. If you're interested in this kind of thing you won't be disappointed!

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Very interesting

An interesting listen, many ideas and theories about the benefits of being in the great outdoors with scientific evidence and research to back up the claims. An easy listen and great ideas that I can apply to me own life. Glad I listen. Thank you

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Fascinating and Science based

I'm just about to take 3 days in the wilderness after listening to the positive results that all the participants gained during their time spent with nature. I can't wait to see how I feel after a few days of reconnection.