The Biophilia Effect

Narrated by: Kyle Hebert
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
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We’ve all had an intuitive sense of the healing power of nature - Clemens G. Arvay now brings us the science to verify this power, sharing fascinating research along with teachings and tools for accessing the therapeutic properties of the forest and natural world. 

The audiobook edition of the best seller in Germany, The Biophilia Effect transforms our understanding of our interconnection with nature - and shows us how to engage the natural world wherever we live for greater health, inspiration, rejuvenation, and spiritual sustenance.

©2018 Clemens G. Arvay (P)2018 Sounds True
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Patchy narration repairs.

This recording has the most conspicuous narration repairs I have heard in an audiobook. I am surprised this got published. The reader who's voice is patched over in random areas is either a different person or the same person with a bad cold and a low mood. I wanted to enjoy this book but I just couldn't. Go for Dr. Qing Li's original Forrest Bathing book instead.

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NOTABLE WELLNESS EFFECTS FROM GARDENS TO FORESTS

I give Clemens G. Arvay's contribution to informing his audience of where to enhance our wellness only four (4) stars. Yet the content of both of his books is truly worth knowing. I deducted a star because his book(s) recommend visualization or quided imagery and meditation exercises. In my worldview those practices are not worth knowing.

Thought it important to notify browsers of that particular content, for the sake of listeners and readers who may prefer not learning about the biophilia effects in books tainted with questionable recommendations. Had I seen the covers on his books written for other languaged listens and readers I would have steered away from purchasing.

I do really appreciate Mr. Arvay's research into biophilia and his thoughtfulness to share. I do hope he would also be willing to write for an audience that is not into mindfulness.

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The Blessings of Nature

Thank you for these timely reminder of the medical and psychological gifts of Nature! Fascinating book!

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  • 07-19-19

A must read for architects and open space influencers

A well prepared and presented insightful account of the significance of nature in human wellbeing.

If you have any influence over open space design or development I would encourage you to read this book. May our relationship with nature be promoted through such texts.

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  • 04-25-18

Too much 'Therapy' for my liking.

Not what I expected. I thought this would be largely about our connection with animals, why horses so often calm hyperactive or autistic children, why dogs are so companionable to us, why we love even dangerous animals like Tigers etc...instead, much of this was about what British people would cringe at - hugging trees, wilderness retreats with psychotherapy, 'grounding' and learning to accept yourself through gardening and being a hippy...I found it quite cringe-worthy and get very bored with American therapy culture which seems to dominate their outlook.Twelve