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NATURE-BASED THERAPY, RESEARCH AND RESOURCES

 

Research on benefits of outdoor therapy and exercise:

 

Report from Feb 2016

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/connecting-with-nature-offers-a-new-approach-to-mental-health-care

 

Researchers at the University of Essex has done much research on the benefits of outdoor exercise for mental health and well-being:

 

http://www.greenexercise.org/

 

Books

 

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.

 

Articles

 

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.

 

Organisations

 

Wilderness Foundation - Examples of outdoor therapeutic work with young people

http://www.wildernessfoundation.org.uk/mission/

 

Dementia Adventure - connects people living with dementia with nature and a sense of adventure

http://www.dementiaadventure.co.uk

 

The Wild Network - Ways of helping children and parents to "rewild" childhood

http://www.thewildnetwork.com/

 

Ecotherapy and Nature-based therapy practitioners and websites

 

Nick Totton              http://www.erthworks.co.uk/

Hayley Marshall       http://www.hayleymarshallcounselling.co.uk

Ecopsychology         http://www.ecopsychology.org.uk/

CAPO                       http://www.outdoortherapy.org.uk/

 

Website of Martin Jordan

                                http://www.ecotherapy.org.uk/

Resources

 

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