Providing readers with a range of approaches that can be utilized across a variety of practice settings and populations, this book is essential reading for students, practitioners, theorists, and researchers in counseling, social work, ...
Author: Nevin J. Harper
Drawing on the leading voices of international researchers and practitioners, Outdoor Therapies provides readers with an overview of practices for the helping professions. Sharing outdoor approaches ranging from garden therapy to wilderness therapy and from equine-assisted therapy to surf therapy, Harper and Dobud have drawn common threads from therapeutic practices that integrate connection with nature and experiential activity to redefine the "person-in-environment" approach to human health and well-being. Readers will learn about the benefits and advantages of helping clients get the treatment, service, and care they need outside of conventional, office-based therapies. Providing readers with a range of approaches that can be utilized across a variety of practice settings and populations, this book is essential reading for students, practitioners, theorists, and researchers in counseling, social work, youth work, occupational therapy, and psychology.
Definitions and principles of adventure therapy Different terms are often used for
therapeutic practice outdoors such as adventure therapy (Gass, 1993),
wilderness therapy (Cole, Erdma & Rothblum, 1992; Davis-Berman & Berman,
Author: Barbara Humberstone
The ‘outdoors’ is a physical and ideological space in which people engage with their environment, but it is also an important vehicle for learning and for leisure. The Routledge Handbook of Outdoor Studies is the first book to attempt to define and survey the multi-disciplinary set of approaches that constitute the broad field of outdoor studies, including outdoor recreation, outdoor education, adventure education, environmental studies, physical culture studies and leisure studies. It reflects upon the often haphazard development of outdoor studies as a discipline, critically assesses current knowledge in outdoor studies, and identifies further opportunities for future research in this area. With a broader sweep than any other book yet published on the topic, this handbook traces the philosophical and conceptual contours of the discipline, as well as exploring key contemporary topics and debates, and identifying important issues in education and professional practice. It examines the cultural, social and political contexts in which people experience the outdoors, including perspectives on outdoor studies from a wide range of countries, providing the perfect foundation for any student, researcher, educator or outdoors practitioner looking to deepen their professional knowledge of the outdoors and our engagement with the world around us.
JOSEPH CAMPBELL diverse practitioners, theorists, and therapists contributing
to the growing body of knowledge in outdoor therapies come from a wide variety
of educational fields and professional backgrounds as opposed to from one ...
Author: Nevin J. Harper
Publisher: New Society Publishers
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.
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Author: Sebastiano Santostefano
Building on relational conceptualizations of enactment and on developmental research that attests to the role of embodied, nonverbal language in the meanings children impute to their experiences, Sebastiano Santostefano offers this compelling demonstration of effective child therapy conducted in the “great outdoors.” Specifically, he argues that, for the child, traumatic life-metaphors should be resolved at an embodied rather than an exclusively verbal level; they should be resolved, that is, as they are enacted between child and therapist. To this end, child and therapist must take advantage of all the indoor and outdoor environments available to them. As they take therapy to nontraditional places, relying on the nonverbal vocabulary they have constructed together, they move toward enacted solutions to relational crises, solutions that revise the child’s sense of self and ability to form new and productive relationships.
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 ...
Author: Martin Jordan
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. The field of nature based therapies is expanding in line with this interest. Nature and Therapy offers a unique contribution by outlining the specific processes involved in conducting counselling and psychotherapy sessions in outdoor natural environments. 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. Martin Jordan offers a clear outline of how to set up and hold a therapeutic session outdoors. Using case examples Nature and Therapy explores both the practicalities and the therapeutic processes that come into play in an outdoor natural setting. The book will be of use to counsellors, psychotherapists, arts therapists, psychologists and health professionals who are interested in taking their therapeutic work into natural environments and outdoor spaces.
This also means that outdoor programs can strive to generate change based on
observed behaviour rather than just behaviour that has been explained verbally
to therapists ( Gass , 1993a ) . One of the primary attractions of outdoor therapy is
Author: Susan Reddrop
Dispels the myth that all outdoor programmes for young offenders must conform to the wilderness trek style. Designed to provoke thought and inspire informed action for those interested in designing an outdoor programme for young offenders. Offers recommendations for designing and conducting outdoor programmes.
Therapies, Cuisines, Spas Ginger Lee ... doctors offer a range of traditional
Ayurvedic treatments at the health centre, including Shirodhara (pictured). bottom
; The spa has extensive indoor and outdoor features including a freshwater
Author: Ginger Lee
Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
From its early emphasis on healing waters, Europe's rich spa tradition has evolved to incorporate different healing practices and therapies-not just from Europe, but from around the world.Spa Style Europeis a comprehensive guide to the intricate tapestry of popular modern spa treatments in Europe and those quality spas where you can enjoy them. Spa Treatments presents the historical, social and cultural background of spas in Europe, and tells you what you can expect from present-day spa treatments and therapies. Also included in this section are tips on how to benefit most fully from your spa experience, and recipes for do-it-yourself treatments that you can easily try at home. The spa therapies are organized according to the key elements of Water, Fire, Earth, Air, and Harmony. Spa Cuisine brings some of the secrets of healthy eating into your home, with delicious, nutritious and innovative recipes provided by two French spas: La Cuisine Synergique, a three-day programme from Royal Parc Evian; and Cuisine Minceur, a one-day programme from Les Preacute;s d'Eugeacute;nie. You will discover how a synergy of ingredients and cooking methods can provide tasty and inventive meals that help to balance your body and optimize your energy levels. Spa Digest, arranged geographically, is an illustrated guide to 49 of Europe's quality spas. It provides insights into the character of each property and highlights their key treatments to help you plan your next spa visit. A fact-packed Spa Statistics column helps you establish at a glance the spa type, spa size, facilities, treatments and therapies, provisions for couples, availability of spa cuisine, services, recreation options, and contact details of each spa.
The clients are both young-onset and elderly. The holidays provided a variety of
approaches such as art therapy. performance skills. sport and outdoor pursuits.
and speech therapy as well as dance movement therapy. folk and social dancing.
Author: Diane Waller
Publisher: Psychology Press
In the last few years arts therapies have been used in a growing range of applications with new groups of patients. This is a guide to the use of arts therapies in the treatment of patients with diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Author: Bernard Burt
Both first-timers and avid spa-goers will adore this guide to the top 100 spas in the world. Details on spas at resorts, on cruise ships, in world-class hotels, on remote islands, and in centuries-old cities, along with full-color photographs make selecting a relaxing getaway stress-free.