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Nature as Therapy

This group is for those interested in or using nature to heal or transform body or mind, either for themselves or for others. Everyone is welcome to share ideas, techniques, inspiration and challenges.

Members: 94
Latest Activity: Aug 2, 2017

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Chilsren's and Teen Health Summit

Our very own Cheryl Charles will be presenting at the ONLINE Chiildren and Teen Health Summit that begins Monday, November 3rd! The event is online, and  you can listen whenever you want during that…Continue

Started by Carla Atherton Oct 31, 2014.

Sense of Place Ecotherapy Ideas

Hi there,this is my first time posting but glad to see this group. I'm creating a sense of place workshop that includes cultural nature healing practices of connecting with our human ancestors as…Continue

Tags: ecosoulwisdom.org, ecotherapy, place, of, sense

Started by Phoenix Smith Oct 2, 2012.

Healing area available to groups 1 Reply

I have 75 acres in the middle of Tioga State Forest called Camp Eaglebear. The land is surrounded by thousands of acres of woods and mountains near the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. My goal has always…Continue

Started by Paula Martin. Last reply by Yeshi Sep 20, 2012.

Nature as Healer

Greetings! I'm currently doing research for a book about burnout syndrome. It is my understanding (and my own experience) that nature has many healing properties. What I'm specifically looking for…Continue

Tags: therapy, nature, of, properties, healing

Started by Christine Louise Hohlbaum May 7, 2012.

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Comment by Ali Baylor on October 11, 2012 at 1:26pm

I just started doing  special needs kids ecotherapy sessions at  our farm, Golden Rainbow Ranch (http://www.goldenrainbowranch.org)  We just had our first one last Sunday- 2 Down's Syndrome kids, one with Dyspraxia, one with autism, 1 with Aspergers.  It went GREAT- we just spent time learning about and petting all the animals, like a bunny, a chick, the therapy poodles, and the alpaca and goats.  One of the moms commented that her son was much calmer all that evening and the whole next day.

Comment by Margie on October 11, 2012 at 10:59am
Comment by Margie on August 8, 2012 at 9:44am

Nature as inspiration:  nature guides can help self-esteem and much more.  http://www.yourtruenature.com/library/images/Teacher%20Curriculum/K...

Comment by Margie on July 19, 2012 at 4:04pm
Comment by Yeshi on July 3, 2012 at 9:11pm

Hi, I have recently joined the board of Wilderness Treatment Australia Foundation as Outdoor Director and look forward to hearing more from other practitioners of Wilderness Therapy. www.wildernesstreatment.org.au  

Comment by Margie on June 12, 2012 at 8:38am

Recently did some wildlife education for kids with autism, Asperger's, ADHD, and other related disorders.  By showing them how they were connected to wildlife and to nature in general, I hoped to give them a sense of self-esteem and belonging.  Then I asked their favorite animals, to affirm their individuality.  I made sure to get every child to participate and feel they had something to contribute.  Tips for teaching:  patience & compassion.

Comment by Amy Butler on April 8, 2012 at 6:44pm

Just thought I would share my latest blog post with this group.Please read it and share with others!

http://northbranchnaturecenter.blogspot.com/2012/04/one-teacher-one...

Comment by Suz Lipman on March 6, 2012 at 10:08am

Hi All --

An exciting new study has been featured in Scientific American magazine:

Hospital Gardens Turn out to Have Medical Benefits

Read about it here:

http://www.childrenandnature.org/news/detail/nature_that_nurtures/

Cheers!

Comment by Suz Lipman on January 26, 2012 at 11:25am

Hi Everyone,

Here's a story you might be interested in:

Minnesota's Washburn Center for Children is consulting with C&NN's Richard Louv on the relation between nature and children's health, in the design process of creating a new treatment center:

http://www.childrenandnature.org/news/detail/a_healing_place_for_ch...

Comment by Marcie Morgan on December 20, 2011 at 1:28pm

Hi there,

My passion is working with children in an outdoor setting.  It truely is amazing the difference that I see in some of these kids.  Shy ones suddenly light up and participate, children troubled by a diagnosis of ADHD find direction and everyone loves being together to learn from their surroundings.  I am Vice President of Frosty Pines Wilderness Education Program in Bayfield, Co.  I am looking to partner with Therapists, Psycologists, Pediatricians and anyone who works with children and agrees that nature does hold the key to unlocking the potential for children to once again be inspired to learn, connect and embrace our world together.

 

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