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.
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"At last, a book that brings together the disparate strands of knowledge and practice related to ecopsychology, ecotherapy and wider perspectives on nature and therapy. Martin Jordan helps the reader understand sometimes complex fields in a clear and accessible way; most importantly this book offers help in moving beyond theory into ‘how’ we might more fully engage with nature in therapeutic practice." – Professor Martin Milton, Regents University London
"This is a very readable, concise and comprehensive guide to therapy in outdoor, natural spaces. It is well researched and well referenced. (…)This is, in my view, an invaluable guide to this field for psychotherapists who like the idea of taking psychotherapy outdoors, developing their ecological self or working with nature as a co-therapist." – Charles Gordon-Graham, Therapy Today, February 2015
About the Author:
Martin Jordan is a chartered counselling psychologist, UKCP registered psychotherapist and counsellor. He is also a senior lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy and course leader for the postgraduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling at the University of Brighton, UK.
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Descrizione libro Routledge, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: NEW. 9780415854603 162pp., Hardback, This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Codice libro della libreria HTANDREE0812555
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