Folks really need to check out Dr. Mike Cohen's Project NatureConnect, at http://www.ecopsych.com/.
I am participating in the program to get training to do ecotherapy, which I hope to interject into the environmental education I do. I've always known being in nature makes me feel better, but I first started seeing the healing effects when I gave a presentation on wildlife to a group of physically & mentally disabled young adults. Their responses made quite an impression on me. Dr. Cohen shows how we connect to 53 different natural webstring attractions. The research is very interesting.
There's a new updated website for academic information, with a page to a list of key links at the old site. Ecopsych.com is a treasure trove but it is also an old site with little navigation, out of date pages, etc. The new site is more user-friendly and includes a list of link to key pages on which said treasure may be found: www.projectnatureconnect.org.
The sensory restoration work is one of the aspects of this method that I love, too. I have personally grown and evolved a great deal through my own practice of the reconnection activities. It's phenomenal.