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NATURE-BASED THERAPY, RESEARCH AND RESOURCES
Research on benefits of outdoor therapy and exercise:
Report from Feb 2016
Researchers at the University of Essex has done much research on the benefits of outdoor exercise for mental health and well-being:
Totton, Nick (2011) Wild Therapy: undomesticating inner and outer worlds. Ross-on-Wye: PCCSBooks.
Rust, Mary-Jayne and Totton, Nick (2012) Vital Signs: Psychological Responses to Ecological Crisis. London: Karnac Books.
Roszak, T., Gomes, Mary E., and Kanner, Allen D. (Eds). (1995) Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.
Jordan, Martin. (2015) Nature and Therapy: Understanding counselling and psychotherapy in outdoor spaces. London and New York: Routledge.
Mannarino, M.B. (2015). Journeys Into Awareness: The Long Emergency and Counselor and Psychologist Training. Ecopsychology. 7(4): 198-204.
Berger, R and McLeod, J. (2006). Incorporating Nature into Therapy: A Framework for Practice. Journal of Systemic Therapies. 25 (2): 80 – 94.
Jordan, Martin and Marshall, Hayley (2010). Taking counselling and psychotherapy outside: Destruction or enrichment of the therapeutic frame? European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling. 12: 4, 345 — 359.
Wilderness Foundation - Examples of outdoor therapeutic work with young people
Dementia Adventure - connects people living with dementia with nature and a sense of adventure
The Wild Network - Ways of helping children and parents to "rewild" childhood
Ecotherapy and Nature-based therapy practitioners and websites
Nick Totton http://www.erthworks.co.uk/
Hayley Marshall http://www.hayleymarshallcounselling.co.uk
Website of Martin Jordan
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