“Staring at the ocean actually changes our brain waves’ frequency and puts us into a mild meditative state,” Richard Shuster, PsyD; with that in mind, it’s no surprise that ocean photographs and beaches are so popular in clinics.
Research consistently demonstrates that patients in rooms with flowers have better outcomes. New research is demonstrating that images of flowers also lower blood pressure, ratings of pain, anxiety, and fatigue.
It is not just therapy animals that reduce stress. Images of wildlife can also offer a calming, biophilic experience that positively distracts patients without the complications created by live animals.
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