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We can find delight in the birds outside our doors by taking notice of hummingbirds visiting flowers or cardinals singing atop a bush: this creates a connection. Forming a deeper understanding of birds through exploration and introspection, we begin to understand more – not only about birds, but about ourselves. We are all connected through Ornitherapy.
Ornitherapy is the mindful observation of birds benefitting our minds, bodies, and souls. Surrounding us all the time, birds offer a gateway into deeper experiences with nature.
Research shows that exposure to nature actively reduces:
While helping to promote:
• A stronger immune system
People and birds share common ground, although often we do not realize this. Ornitherapy will teach you how to rekindle these connections, using thought-provoking Explorations with a space for written journal prompts in the back of this book.
You do not need to have any prior knowledge of birds, just a willingness to explore connections to nature.
Turn the pages inside and see how Ornitherapy will change your mind, body, and soul.
About The Authors
Holly Merker has a background in art therapy, but today employs birds and nature toward the same goals in her work as an environmental educator.
Richard Crossley is an internationally acclaimed birder, photographer, and award-winning author of ‘The Crossley ID Guide’ series.
Sophie Crossley graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2019 and is an avid traveler and writer.