In the Nature as Therapy group of CN&N Christine Hohlbaum notes in her Nature as Healer comment: "It is my understanding (and my own experience) that nature has many healing properties. . . For instance, it has been scientifically proven that taking a walk in the forest can…Continue
This article references the experience of orphan children, their care environment and an observational methodology called Empowerment Photography (as it is viewed in the context of what is termed eco-psychological and nature therapy).
Ecopsychology considers the connection between our self and the rest of nature to be essential to mental, and thus, ecological health. In this respect, ecopsychology offers a way…Continue
Added by Randy Eady on November 29, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Does a playground need to cost millions and come in a box with boundary lines and instructions? …Continue
As most of us are well aware, virtuality already deprives many children of time spent in the 3-dimensional, natural world. But is there danger in 3D?
Does mediated, 3D exposure alter the area in a child's developing brain responsible for processing 3D images as well?
Added by Randy Eady on December 9, 2010 at 7:03am — No Comments
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -- George Bernard Shaw