Cover of: Ecotherapy by edited by Linda Buzzell and Craig Chalquist ; foreword by David W. Orr.


healing with nature in mind

Published by Sierra Club Books in San Francisco .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

Psyche and nature in a circle of healing / Linda Buzzell and Craig Chalquist
The greening of psychotherapy
Ecotherapy in practice-working from the inside outward
Ecotherapy in practice-working from the outside in
Community as ecotherapy
Ecospirituality and ecotherapy.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.


Dewey Decimal Class 155.9/1
Library of Congress BF353.5.N37 E27 2009

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Pagination p. cm.
Number of pages 256
Dimensions 8.8 x 6 x 1 inches
Weight 1 pound

ID Numbers

Open Library OL23015286M
ISBN 13 9781578051618
LC Control Number 2009001427
OCLC/WorldCat 262431150
Library Thing 8442593
Goodreads 5805021

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