Nature, Our Medicine: How the Natural World Sustains Us

September 25, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEST)
Online (via Zoom)
Event series: Earth Laws Month 2023

In her fantastic new book “Nature, Our Medicine: How the Natural World Sustains Us“, Dr Dimity Williams explores how western medicine is engaging with human-nature-connection as a treatment for many of today’s physical and mental health issues. Many of us know instinctively that being in ‘nature’ is good for us – but join us for a fascinating discussion with a wonderful woman, educated in the field of western medicine, and now connecting western medicine with ancient wisdom and ‘nature prescriptions’.


Dr Dimity Williams is a mother, nature lover, and family doctor and more recently, an author.  Following her medical degree, she completed further training to become a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has worked as a Family Physician for 25 years in inner Melbourne on Wurundjeri Country, and enjoys looking after the whole person from pre-conception to old age. Dimity has completed additional training in obstetrics, paediatrics and mental health, particularly mindfulness meditation.

She has worked in environmental advocacy with multiple organisations from grassroots community groups to large associations. Dimity is an alumna of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership, a co-founder of the Kids In Nature Network, and founder of Doctors for the Environment Australia’s Biodiversity Special Interest Group. Passionate about integrating nature into healthcare, she has written and spoken about the ‘nature: health interface’ in various forums and delights in issuing nature prescriptions.

Nature, Our Medicine is her first book –