With Nature in Mind: The Ecotherapy Manual for Mental Health Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers - The aims of each activity are clearly outlined, with detailed guidelines for facilitating outdoor sessions with adults effectively and safely, and advice to help make the most of the outdoors in all weathers and seasons. 100 nature-based activities are included, from experiencing the full force of the wind, to creating a sound map of natural noises.

. What is ecotherapy, and how can it reduce emotional distress and promote general wellbeing?This book explains how a deeper connection to nature can improve quality of life, how does it relate to mental health, by combining the therapeutic power of mindfulness and being out in the natural world. Examining the latest psychological research evidence into how and why the natural world has such a positive effect on us, this book shows how best to utilise these therapeutic connections in practice.





Ecotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice

Palgrave - The idea of using nature to improve mental and emotional wellbeing has existed for many years, in many forms. However, growing levels of interest in holistic, reciprocal relationships with nature have led to the development of an explicit field, termed Ecotherapy. Divided into three parts, unpacks the latest research and provides a wealth of illuminating practice examples, the book offers a unique examination of a range of theoretical perspectives, with a number of chapters dedicated to authors' own first-hand experiences of the positive psychological effects of having contact with nature.

Topics covered include:• the foundations of ecotherapy, its relation to psychotherapy and ecopsychology, with a focus on areas such as generative experiences, emotional development and exploration, and the research and various theory bases that inform it • The benefits of incorporating nature into palliative care• Nature as a tool for crisis recovery• Nature-based therapy for stress-related disorders• The use of nature to promote optimal functioning, including how it can be defined, autonomy and a sense of belonging.

Ecotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice - Written by a collection of leading experts from around the globe, Ecotherapy is a vital introduction to this fast-developing area of therapeutic practice. In this thought-provoking new book, Martin Jordan and Joe Hinds provide a comprehensive exploration of this emerging area of practice. Palgrave MacMillan.





Facilitator Manual for Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Palgrave MacMillan. The mindfulness-based Ecotherapy Workbook allows you to embrace the healing power of nature in an experiential way. The experiential nature of the work allows anyone with access to outdoor spaces the opportunity to complete the series on their own. This manual is designed to help facilitators of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy program successfully implement a workshop series.

The facilitator manual also includes information on running a successful group, and the stages of group change and group dynamics. This facilitator manual contains the complete text of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook plus additional material on how to facilitate each session of the program. The mindfulness-based ecotherapy workshop series teaches you the 12 skills of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy MBE by introducing one of these skills at each of the 12 sessions in the program.





Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind

Counterpoint - In the 14 years since sierra Club Books published Theodore Roszak, Mary E. Leaders in the field, including robert Greenway, and Mary Watkins, contribute essays that take into account the latest scientific understandings and the deepest indigenous wisdom. Used book in Good Condition. Palgrave MacMillan. Kanner’s groundbreaking anthology, healing the mind, ecopsychology: restoring the Earth, the editors of this new volume have often been asked: Where can I find out more about the psyche-world connection? How can I do hands-on work in this area? Ecotherapy was compiled to answer these and other urgent questions.

Ecotherapy, encompasses a broad range of nature-based methods of psychological healing, or applied ecopsychology, grounded in the crucial fact that people are inseparable from the rest of nature and nurtured by healthy interaction with the Earth. Gomes, and Allen D. Other key thinkers, explore the links among ecotherapy, spiritual development, from Bill McKibben to Richard Louv to Joanna Macy, and restoring community.

Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind - As mental-health professionals find themselves challenged to provide hard evidence that their practices actually work, this book offers practitioners and interested lay readers alike a spectrum of safe, and as costs for traditional modes of psychotherapy rise rapidly out of sight, effective alternative approaches backed by a growing body of research.





Nature and Therapy: Understanding counselling and psychotherapy in outdoor spaces

Routledge - Using case examples nature and Therapy explores both the practicalities and the therapeutic processes that come into play in an outdoor natural setting. The field of nature based therapies is expanding in line with this interest. The book will be of use to counsellors, arts therapists, psychotherapists, psychologists and health professionals who are interested in taking their therapeutic work into natural environments and outdoor spaces.

Palgrave MacMillan. Central areas covered in the book include: a thorough exploration of the evidence for the psychological and healing potential of natural spaces; Developing a therapeutic rationale for nature based therapeutic work; Understanding the therapeutic relationship and the unique therapeutic processes that come into play in outdoor natural spaces; Translating indoor therapeutic work to outdoor contexts; The practicalities of setting up and running a therapy session outside of a room environment; Experiential exercises to explore the therapeutic potential of nature.

Nature and Therapy: Understanding counselling and psychotherapy in outdoor spaces - Nature and therapy offers a unique contribution by outlining the specific processes involved in conducting counselling and psychotherapy sessions in outdoor natural environments. Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. Recent decades have seen an increasing interest in the healing and therapeutic potential of nature and interest in the potential of greencare interventions for the benefit of mental health.

Martin jordan offers a clear outline of how to set up and hold a therapeutic session outdoors.





The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

W. W. Norton & Company - 12 illustrations Palgrave MacMillan. Used book in Good Condition. Highly informative and remarkably entertaining. Ellefrom forest trails in korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. Delving into brand-new research, promote reflection and innovation, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, and strengthen our relationships.

As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas―and the answers they yield―are more urgent than ever. Routledge.





Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature

Conari Press - A beautiful and inspiring guide inviting us to seek out the trees and let the healing happen, both for us and for our beleaguered ecosystems. Whether you're in a forest or woodland, or just your own backyard, public park, this book will be your personal guide as you explore the natural world in a way you may have never thought possible.

Used book in Good Condition. Grab this book and head outside" -florence williams, author of the Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More CreativeSimply being present in the natural world - with all our senses fully alive - can have a remarkably healing effect. It is a gentle, meditative approach to being with nature and an antidote to our nature-starved lives that can heal our relationship with the more-than-human world.

Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature - In your guide to forest bathing you'll discover a path--along with specific activities presented by Amos Clifford, one of the world's most experienced forest bathing experts--that you can use to begin a practice of your own. Routledge. This is "forest bathing", a practice inspired by the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku.

It can also awaken in us our latent but profound connection with all living things. Palgrave MacMillan.





Your Brain On Nature

Collins - Every tech-addict's guide to restoring health and balance in an increasingly IT-dependent world. Scientific studies have shown that natural environments can have remarkable benefits for human health. Palgrave MacMillan. Offering an antidote for the technology-addicted, the book outlines emerging nature-based therapies including ecotherapy, mental health and physical well-being through ecotherapeutic, as well as practical strategies for improving your and your children's cognitive functioning, nutritional and behavioural means.

Routledge. Natural environments are more likely to promote positive emotions, and viewing and walking in nature have been associated with heightened physical and mental energy. A powerful wake-up call for our tech-immersed society, Your Brain on Nature examines the fascinating effects that exposure to nature can have on the brain.

Your Brain On Nature - Used book in Good Condition. Nature has also been found to have a positive impact on children who have been diagnosed with impulsivity, hyperactivity and attention-deficit disorder. In your brain on nature, but the ubiquitous influence of everyday technology on the brain, physician Eva Selhub and naturopath Alan Logan examine not only the effects of nature on the brain, and how IT overload and its many distractions may even be changing it.





Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Routledge. The experiential nature of the work allows anyone with access to outdoor spaces the opportunity to complete the series. This workbook introduces the 12 skills of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy MBE and introduces one of these skills at each of the 12 sessions in the program. Palgrave MacMillan. Mindfulness-based Ecotherapy allows you to embrace the healing power of nature in an experiential way.

. Although this book is designed to accompany the 12-week Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy workshop series, it may also be completed on your own at home. Used book in Good Condition.





The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World

Vintage - Palgrave MacMillan. He explores the character of perception and excavates the sensual foundations of language, which--even at its most abstract--echoes the calls and cries of the earth. Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. On every page of this lyrical work, and an intellectual daring that recall such writers as Loren Eisleley, a precision, Annie Dillard, Abram weaves his arguments with a passion, and Barry Lopez.

Winner of the international lannan literary award for nonfictionAnimal tracks, the power of letters, the speech of stones, word magic, and the taste of the wind all figure prominently in this intellectual tour de force that returns us to our senses and to the sensuous terrain that sustains us. Routledge.

This major work of ecological philosophy startles the senses out of habitual ways of perception. For a thousand generations, and natural objects including mountains, plants, human beings viewed themselves as part of the wider community of nature, winds, and they carried on active relationships not only with other people with other animals, rivers, and weather patters that we have only lately come to think of as "inanimate.

The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World - How, then, did humans come to sever their ancient reciprocity with the natural world? what will it take for us to recover a sustaining relation with the breathing earth? In The Spell of the Sensuous David Abram draws on sources as diverse as the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, Apache storytelling, Balinese shamanism, and his own experience as an accomplished sleight-of-hand of magician to reveal the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment.





The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

W. W. Norton & Company - W w norton Company. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas―and the answers they yield―are more urgent than ever. An intrepid investigation into nature’s restorative benefits by a prize-winning author. For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; and Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park.

Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. In this informative and entertaining account, williams investigates cutting-edge research as she travels to fragrant cypress forests in Korea to meet the rangers who administer “forest healing programs, to a river trip in Idaho with Iraqi vets suffering from PTSD, ” to the green hills of Scotland and its “ecotherapeutic” approach to caring for the mentally ill, to the West Virginia mountains where she discovers how being outside helps children with ADHD.

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative - Routledge. Vintage. In prose that is incisive, and urgent, witty, Williams shows how time in nature is not a luxury but is in fact essential to our humanity. The nature fix demonstrates that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think and that even small amounts of exposure to the living world can improve our creativity and enhance our mood.

12 illustrations Palgrave MacMillan. Used book in Good Condition.