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ECOTHERAPY – A NEED FOR NATURE

THE CHRISTOPHER FARM & GARDENS

Research has revealed that our health and well-being are significantly enhanced by time spent in nature. Creating a space that allows people to connect to nature is an important reason for our guided tours of the gardens.  Our staff's dedication to caring for the gardens provides a nurturing, inspiring and healing experience. 

What is Ecotherapy?

Ecotherapy is the name given to a wide range of treatment programs which aim to improve mental and physical wellbeing through doing outdoor activities in nature. For more information CLICK HERE.  

ecotherapy 2 638Ecotherapy is different from psychotherapy in its focus on transforming our relationship to the natural world and in its reliance on non-risky and non-intrusive interventions. 

For more information:

The American Horticultural Therapy Association: Advancing the Practice of Horticulture as Therapy

The Atlantic Magazine: The Nature Cure - Why some doctors are writing prescriptions for time outdoors

 

Research Articles:

Nature Based Therapeutic Services: The Power of Love in Helping and Healing

Nature Therapy for Adults with Stress

Recommended Reading: 

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Ecotherapy Healing with Nature in Mind

 

 

 

 

 

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The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children

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Beauty in Nature

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