Human-Nature Virtual Escapes| Digital Wellbeing Library
Welcome to ‘Human-Nature Virtual Escapes’.
Our ‘virtual nature escapes’ and co-created digital wellbeing e-books emerged out of our project’s COVID response – to help people who were (are) experiencing difficulties in escaping to nature physically and to offer a short respite digital alternative.
We started creating them to support key workers and NHS staff facing the stresses of COVID on the front-line. It was our way of offering support to those who may be struggling through this difficult time — and a way to say ‘Thank You’ to our key workers.
Now with 4 nature inspired e-books under our belt, it’s emerging as a comprehensive digital wellbeing library. It’s hopefully a useful mindful and relaxing escape route for anyone pressed for time to enjoy nature physically.
It allows you a short respite ‘escape’ from mental stresses, workload pressures, or the general busyness of everyday modern life. We don’t pretend that these should replace physically getting out into nature or exploring the health benefits of your local landscapes. However, they might offer a digital alternative, for times when that’s not possible.
The wellbeing resources presented here as digital e-books have been lovingly co-created by Human–Nature, our regular participants, plus kind contributors from individuals all around the UK (and sometimes beyond). The idea is to support each other, and lift our spirits and perhaps provide a bit of creative inspiration too. It’s also been a great way to share people’s creatives talents of those people that share our love of nature and landscape, through photography, poetry and creative writing.
This page allows you to navigate your way around these therapeutic e-books as wellbeing resources.
Please feel free to share a link to this page to friends, family and colleagues who may benefit from these digital resources as a way to de-stress.
‘A Moment’s Notice’ explores different ways to look at nature through mindful eyes. It’s available as short video chapters with background music below, or as a flip book here: A Moment’s Notice Flip Book
‘Uplifting Angels’ provides a look at uplifting landscape scenes with positive messaging to uplift your spirits. It’s available as short video chapters with background music below (and we hope to create it as a flip book shortly).
‘Poetry in Motion’ takes us on a journey through photography and poetry and is available as a flip book here: Poetry in Motion Flip Book
‘Fascinating Finds’ is our latest e-book which provides a learning and knowledge resource about the interesting things we find in the landscape. It’s available as a flip book here: Fascinating Finds Flip Book
‘Words Escape Me’ is forthcoming e-book celebrating the places, scenes and views we love to escape to, together with word collages of how our favourite places make us feel. A website post link will shortly be shared here: Words Escape Me Post
(Although we have completed the first draft of these e-books, please feel free to continue to share your uplifting photo messages via social media and tag us in @HNEscapesCIC #UpliftingAngels #SnapForHeroes for UK landscape images, and #AMomentsNotice for mindful photography images. We’ll do our best to acknowledge them and consider them for inclusion in future updates of these e-books).
Our 3rd co-created digital wellbeing e-book called ‘Poetry in Motion’ is NOW available – click on the e-book cover below to take you to the ‘Poetry in Motion’ page. This title has been created as short videos on YouTube.