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Nature-Based Therapy

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Take your therapeutic practice with children, youth, and families out into nature


  • Research published in Psychological Bulletin shows that millennials suffer more from anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts than any other generation, and the number of people seeking help for mental health concerns is growing at an alarming rate
  • Aligned with this heightened awareness of mental health issues is the need to reconnect with nature, especially as it relates to "unplugging", increasingly sedentary lifestyles, and environmental crises.
  • Nature-based Therapy is a practical guide for those working in educational and therapeutic settings that addresses the disconnection between humans and their ecological home
  • The nature-based approach offers offer something unique that addresses the underlying disconnection
  • Explains successful theories and practices undertaken with children, youth, and families.
  • Developing sensory awareness of both outer and inner landscapes, navigating risk in play, and partnering with nature as a co-facilitator to create lasting change are a few of the powerful approaches explored
  • Case examples include a diverse range of intentions and interventions from one-on-one sessions in forests, group work at local parks, to multi-family outdoor adventures
  • Is practitioner-friendly and not overly academic
  • Contains easily understood approaches with rationales and practice examples
  • Bridges multiple helping and healing fields
  • Authors have been working in nature-based therapy for over 15 years.
  • Dr. Nevin J. Harper (PhD) is an Associate Professor in the School of Child & Youth Care at the University of Victoria, a National Research Coordinator for Outward Bound Canada, and the co-chair of the Adventure Therapy International Committee.
  • David Segal (MA, RCC), and Kathryn Rose (MA, RCC) are both Registered Clinical Counselors in a successful private practice that focuses primarily on nature-based therapy for children, youth, families, and groups.

Audience
Counselors, therapists, youth workers, social workers, educators, and parents interested in the therapeutic approach to connecting with nature


Take your therapeutic practice with children, youth, and families out into nature

The number of children, youth, and families seeking help for a wide range of mental health concerns is growing at an alarming rate, and many struggle to thrive despite well-intentioned interventions from skilled helpers. Unplugging from technology and reconnecting with the web of life is a powerful antidote to the highly technological and fast-paced realities of so many.

Nature-Based Therapy addresses this underlying disconnection between humans and their ecological home, exploring theories and therapeutic practices undertaken with children, youth, and families, including:

  • Developing sensory awareness of outer and inner landscapes
  • Navigating risk in play
  • Case examples with a diverse range of settings, intentions, and interventions.

Nature-Based Therapy is for counselors, therapists, youth and social workers, educators, and parents working in educational and therapeutic settings who want to take their practice beyond the office walls and into the powerful terrain of the wild, partnering with nature as a co-facilitator to create lasting change.


Acknowledgments
Notes to the Reader

1. An Introduction to Nature for Therapy
2. Outdoor Therapies: A Choice of Paths to Follow
3. Why Nature-based Therapy for Children, Youth, and Families?
4. Making the Choice to Take Therapy Outside
5. Nature-based Play, Regulation, and Healthy Neurophysiology
6. Outdoor Risky Play in Nature-based Therapy
7. Nature as Co-therapist
8. Nature-based Therapy for Families
9. Multi-family Nature-based Therapy
10. Group Applications in Nature-based Therapy
11. Ethics in Nature-based Therapy

Appendix A: Developing a Nature-based Therapy Practice
Appendix B: Suggested Clothing and Equipment/Materials List
Notes
Index
About the Authors
About New Society Publishers

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Date de parution 02 juillet 2019
Nombre de lectures 1
EAN13 9781771423021
Langue English

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