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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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  • 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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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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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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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!