The biophilia hypothesis proposes that humans have an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. Edward O. Wilson introduced this hypothesis in his book, Biophilia. He defines it as "the urge to affiliate with other forms of life".
To me, it stands to reason that I now explore my own deep connection to the great outdoors and personal belief in the benefits to body and mind. This is driving a plan to formally research the benefits of a biophilic or topophilic approach to coaching. Considering existing research and demonstrating links to improved cognition, quality of thinking and overall wellbeing for body and mind drives me to test theories with a view to sharing evidenced outputs with the coaching community.
I welcome connections, networks and interesting discussions.
Currently employed as an HR Business Partner within industry. Coaching services are, therefore restricted within the organisation.
Open to networking opportunities and research connections.
Although employed in an HR Leadership Role currently, I am deeply focused on biophilic and topophilic coaching practice (intrinsic links to space, place and environment) and the use of nature-assisted thinking and benefits to wellbeing utilising outdoor space. Researching the perceived experience of receiving coaching in a Biophilic environment, subsequent coachee preference and impact of environmental factors on the subjective experience as an Msc Dissertation concluding in 2018.