But as a Healthcare Technology expert, I had to understand what was happening to me !
I wasn’t going to just swallow this Native Hocus Pocus, now was I ?
I needed clinical data !!
So I decided to read every book and publication on the topic of Nature and Health.
And this is what I discovered.
Scientific research has now demonstrated what Indigenous people have known for millennia about the role of Mother Nature to achieve health and our full potential as Humans.
Health, Creativity, Leadership, happen through us when we open our senses. By slowing down and letting our eyes, nose, ears, hands, skin, mouth do what they have been designed to do: reciprocate and communicate with Nature, her deepest secrets spontaneously open up!
Science has explained how and why in a Forest Bath, everything falls into place, effortlessly, through our senses. In other words, it is by focusing on our body and our senses and allowing them to interact with Nature in specific ways, that we not only maximize our health, but also the potential of our brain !
And it is because Forest Bathing shifts our brains from beta wave into alpha wave mode, which means problem-solving at 20,000,000 bits/second instead of 40 bits/second. That’s almost a million times different! No wonder !
But actually that’s consistent with a recent finding that by focusing on our intellect or rational mind, we are only using 20% of our gray matter. When our brain kicks into alpha wave mode, we access more of our brain, which means the ability to retrieve more information, albeit subconsciously. This process is also called Intuition.
As I witnessed the power of Forest Bathing and Multisensorial Nature immersions with many of my friends and clients, I was drawn to go further and build a suite of programs that would allow Business Leaders to reliably use the evidence-based practice i had experienced and perfected…
So in late 2018, I put on hold my Healthcare Technological innovation business practice (http://aec-partners.com/team.html#PhilippeCoriat) to co-create with Nature Natural Leadership, an Experiential Learning Process to lead in the 21st century.
When I took this break in 2018, I was fortunate enough to have the trust and patience of my clients.
But also, throughout my journey, I had the steadfast support of an international Circle of entrepreneurs I was a member of.
Many members of this Circle, all successful entrepreneurs, turned out to be real sisters and brothers. They gave me the opportunity to test what was going to become The Natural Leadership Circle, one of the programs I am honored to propose today.
My gratitude to these fellow business leaders who kept alive and nourished my dream.
As I write these words in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, there is a crying need of a new breed of leaders to face this VUCA (Vulnerability, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) world we have entered in the 21st century.
Without knowing it, the tools that were co-created at Natural Leadership now seem a perfect match to facilitate this leadership mindset transition for a VUCA world.