Every human being feels an innate connection to water. We are made of water so it makes sense when the ocean or a body of blue water is in our sights, we feel a sense of wonderment and tranquility. Science has a reason for why we feel so soothed by the presence of water. It starts in the brain.
People love water historically, if you look back in time. Nearly 80 percent of the world’s population lives within 60 miles of an ocean, river or lake. Nearly half a billion people worldwide work directly with water and nearly two-thirds of the global economy is derived either directly or indirectly from water activities. Water is really part of your existence, whether you know it or not. We need water to live and our connection to it with our bodies and brains is another layer to the connection. Neurologically, there is a connection to water that is calming.
The Blue Mind
Aside from economy and sustenance, there is a possible neurological connection to the ocean. The “Blue Mind” is a theory that people are intrinsically connected to the ocean and it has profound mental health benefits including: better mood, less stress and better concentration and memory. This “Blue Mind” is something everyone can tap into even if we are just beginning to understand its power.
Tune Into Water
One working theory about how water impacts us psychologically is that it produces frequencies, some of which our brains can ‘tune in’ to thereby changing the patterns of our brainwaves. This theory suggests being near water decreases stress hormones in the brain. The effect is similar to how meditation supports our brains and why water can help heal addiction.
Ocean Helps Heal Addiction
Substance abuse and addiction are a threat to people everywhere. If you are struggling with it, you are not alone. The power of water to heal can help you by finding a place to retreat by the water that helps bring focus and intention to your recovery. Substance abuse can break up families, relationships, and destroy your life but you are able to put the pieces back together with the help from a little friend called water. Water is a holistic therapeutic support for whatever ails you physically and emotionally. Tap into the potential of “The Blue Mind” by seeking treatment facilities near water that incorporate the ocean and lakes. You will be glad you did.
Oceanfront is all about the healing presence of water in your journey to recovery. We incorporate elements of viewing and taking in the ocean as part of our recovery program. Everyone receives an individualized plan that helps you proceed in recovery in a way that focuses on your inner healing journey. Call us to find out how we can help you tap the potential of “The Blue Mind” for recovery: 877-279-1777