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A Practitioner’s Guide to Working Outdoors with Children, Youth, and Families
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.
Nature-Based Therapy explores the importance of moving therapy outside the limitations of the traditional office with the goal of inspiring kids and families to unplug and connect into the web of life — a powerful antidote to the highly technological and fast-paced realities of modern Western society. Coverage includes:
– Developing sensory awareness and attunement to both the outer and inner landscapes
– Navigating risk and challenge in outdoor play
– Applications of nature-based therapy to individual counselling, family therapy, group work, and school settings
– 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.