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Nature-Based Counseling: Integrating the Healing Benefits of Nature Into Practice

Abstract

Research establishes a strong link between contact with nature and enhanced human wellness. Given the potential benefits of nature experiences on enhancing mental health, the authors advocate for a greater inclusion of nature-based approaches into professional practice. A case example and implications for practice are presented.

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Greenleaf, A.T., Bryant, R.M. & Pollock, J.B. Nature-Based Counseling: Integrating the Healing Benefits of Nature Into Practice. Int J Adv Counselling 36, 162–174 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10447-013-9198-4

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Keywords

  • Ecotherapy
  • Green exercise
  • Biophilia
  • Ecological anxiety