Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind

Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind

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Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind by Linda Buzzell, Craig Chalquist

In the 14 years since Sierra Club Books published Theodore Roszak, Mary E. Gomes, and Allen D. Kanner’s groundbreaking anthology, Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind, the editors of this new volume have often been asked: Where can I find out more about the psyche-world connection? How can I do hands-on work in this area? Ecotherapy was compiled to answer these and other urgent questions.

Ecotherapy, or applied ecopsychology, encompasses a broad range of nature-based methods of psychological healing, grounded in the crucial fact that people are inseparable from the rest of nature and nurtured by healthy interaction with the Earth. Leaders in the field, including Robert Greenway, and Mary Watkins, contribute essays that take into account the latest scientific understandings and the deepest indigenous wisdom. Other key thinkers, from Bill McKibben to Richard Louv to Joanna Macy, explore the links among ecotherapy, spiritual development, and restoring community.

As mental-health professionals find themselves challenged to provide hard evidence that their practices actually work, and as costs for traditional modes of psychotherapy rise rapidly out of sight, this book offers practitioners and interested lay readers alike a spectrum of safe, effective alternative approaches backed by a growing body of research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578051830
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 345,353
File size: 511 KB

About the Author

Linda Buzzell is a psychotherapist and career counselor in private practice in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. She founded the International Association for Ecotherapy and is the editor of Ecotherapy News, its quarterly publication.

Craig Chalquist teaches psychology, ecopsychology, psychotherapy, and thesis research at John F. Kennedy University and at various San Francisco Bay Area campuses. He is the author of two books and numerous journal articles.

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