Why we do research
Research is an essential part of our work. We respond to what we learn from the people who participate in our training programs by integrating answers to the following questions into our approach: how easy/difficult is it to use the Garden Method for self-care and mutual support (acceptance), and do people find it helpful (efficacy)? And, equally importantly, do our workshops speak adequately both to people’s needs and their existing resources (quality assurance)? The Garden Method is not a new invention, but rather a set of existing components that have been proven helpful, and have been adapted for easy use and sharing by non-professionals. Many people who have learned the Garden Method have told us that they are better able to care for themselves and manage stress. We do research to ensure and improve the quality of CORESZON’s work, which we measure by how effective the Garden Method is in reducing stress, improving wellbeing and helping people grow resilience over a longer period of time.