The benefits of having an adventure, like white water rafting, are being recognised by mental health practitioners across the world. Photo: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Adventure therapy: how nature is good for mental health and a challenge can help us see ourselves in a new light

  • Adventure therapy is a health discipline that uses nature to help people cope with and overcome various disorders
  • A psychologist says taking yourself out of your routine and into nature resets your brain and raises dopamine levels
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The benefits of having an adventure, like white water rafting, are being recognised by mental health practitioners across the world. Photo: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
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Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead is a freelance journalist who worked on staff at the SCMP before editing Discovery magazine. She is the author of two Hong Kong crime books - After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders - and fully intends that the next book she writes will be less grizzly.