Horticulture as Therapy

Filename: horticulture-as-therapy.pdf
ISBN: 1560228598
Release Date: 1997-11-03
Number of pages: 478
Author: Sharon Simson
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Horticulture as Therapy in PDF and EPUB Did you know that plants and plant products can be used to improve people’s cognitive, physical, psychological, and social functioning? Well, they can, and Horticulture as Therapy is the book to show you how! If you are already familiar with the healing potential of horticultural therapy, or even practice horticultural therapy, this book will help you enrich your knowledge and skills and revitalize your practice. You will learn how horticultural therapy can be used with different populations in a variety of settings, what resources are available, effective treatment strategies, and the concepts behind horticultural treatment. The first comprehensive text on the practice of horticulture as therapy, this one-of-a-kind book will enable the profession to educate future horticultural therapists with fundamental knowledge and skills as they embark on careers as practitioners, researchers, and educators. You come to understand the relationship between people and plants more deeply as you learn about: vocational, social, and therapeutic programs in horticulture special populations including children, older adults, those who exhibit criminal behavior, and those with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health disorders, or traumatic brain injury use of horticultural therapy in botanical gardening and community settings adaptive gardening techniques applied research documentation and assessment in horticultural practice Horticulture as Therapy establishes, integrates, and communicates a foundation of knowledge for horticultural therapists, other therapists, horticulturists, students, research scientists, gardeners, and others interested in this special and unique kind of therapy. By reading Horticulture as Therapy, you will see how you can make a difference in the health and well-being of so many people, today and tomorrow.


Horticulture as Therapy

Filename: horticulture-as-therapy.pdf
ISBN: 1560222794
Release Date: 2003-06-23
Number of pages: 504
Author: Sharon Simson
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Horticulture as Therapy in PDF and EPUB Did you know that plants and plant products can be used to improve people’s cognitive, physical, psychological, and social functioning? Well, they can, and Horticulture as Therapy is the book to show you how! If you are already familiar with the healing potential of horticultural therapy, or even practice horticultural therapy, this book will help you enrich your knowledge and skills and revitalize your practice. You will learn how horticultural therapy can be used with different populations in a variety of settings, what resources are available, effective treatment strategies, and the concepts behind horticultural treatment. The first comprehensive text on the practice of horticulture as therapy, this one-of-a-kind book will enable the profession to educate future horticultural therapists with fundamental knowledge and skills as they embark on careers as practitioners, researchers, and educators. You come to understand the relationship between people and plants more deeply as you learn about: vocational, social, and therapeutic programs in horticulture special populations including children, older adults, those who exhibit criminal behavior, and those with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health disorders, or traumatic brain injury use of horticultural therapy in botanical gardening and community settings adaptive gardening techniques applied research documentation and assessment in horticultural practice Horticulture as Therapy establishes, integrates, and communicates a foundation of knowledge for horticultural therapists, other therapists, horticulturists, students, research scientists, gardeners, and others interested in this special and unique kind of therapy. By reading Horticulture as Therapy, you will see how you can make a difference in the health and well-being of so many people, today and tomorrow.


Horticultural Therapy Methods

Filename: horticultural-therapy-methods.pdf
ISBN: 9781315352862
Release Date: 2016-12-19
Number of pages: 204
Author: Rebecca L. Haller
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Horticultural Therapy Methods in PDF and EPUB Horticultural therapy has evolved from its use only by volunteer gardeners to become a recognized and respected therapeutic modality conducted by trained, registered professionals. Horticultural Therapy Methods is the first textbook to describe the processes and techniques used to provide horticultural therapy interventions and the rationale for their use. This book presents types of programs, settings, and goals in horticultural therapy. It outlines treatment planning; development of sessions to meet treatment objectives; motivation and behavior management techniques; documentation guidelines; practical approaches for wellness; and resources for activity ideas. New to this Edition: Various useful examples of horticultural therapy in practice and strategically placed tips and resources. Additions to appendix on horticultural therapy treatment strategies. New chapter on session planning. Thirty-seven photographs demonstrating horticultural therapy in practice. Additional "HT Practice" examples and tips. The book is used as a reference and a guide for students, educators, and those conducting horticultural therapy or therapeutic horticulture to guide them in constructing effective treatment programs. Health care and human service professionals use the reference in the therapy, treatment, and education of inmates, residents, patients, trainees, students, and other participants.


Digging for Victory

Filename: digging-for-victory.pdf
ISBN: 9781781813881
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Number of pages: 336
Author: Joanna Wise
Publisher: Karnac Books

Download and read online Digging for Victory in PDF and EPUB Horticultural Therapy is ideally suited to engage veterans alienated from traditional civilian healthcare routes who present with a range of complex and challenging healthcare needs. It presents, on the surface, as a deceptively simple and accessible activity. Carried out by trained professionals, it is an evidence-based, effective and cost-effective treatment. By targeting specific client-centred goals, it is able to integrate improved individual physical, emotional, cognitive and social outcomes with broader opportunities to transition successfully into civilian society through learning a valuable skill set and a meaningful occupation.This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the methods of Horticultural Therapy as applied to this unique client group. It describes the type of combat training and experiences veterans may have had, and sets out the common issues and pitfalls civilian therapists often face when working with the military. Looking to the future, it also identifies promising avenues in terms of how we may improve the treatment we offer to best serve the needs of these ex-service men and women who fight on our behalf.


Doing Time in the Garden

Filename: doing-time-in-the-garden.pdf
ISBN: 9780976605423
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Number of pages: 176
Author: James Jiler
Publisher: New Village Press

Download and read online Doing Time in the Garden in PDF and EPUB This is the first comprehensive guide to in-prison and post-release horticultural training programs. James Jiler combines an engaging personal account of running a highly successful horticultural vocation program at the largest jail complex in the United States with a practical guide to starting and managing prison and re-entry gardening programs. James Jiler directs the Greenhouse Project for male and female inmates at New York City's Rikers Island jail system. He also directs the GreenTeam of ex-offenders, who work on landscape-related projects throughout New York State. Jiler's humor and heartfelt stories about prison community and clear explanations of what works broaden this book's appeal to social activists, educators, and those involved with at-risk populations and community gardens.


Therapeutic Gardens

Filename: therapeutic-gardens.pdf
ISBN: 9781604694420
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Daniel Winterbottom
Publisher: Timber Press

Download and read online Therapeutic Gardens in PDF and EPUB Landscape architect Daniel Winterbottom and occupational therapist Amy Wagenfeld combine years of experience to provide a practical resource for professionals


Accessible Gardening for People with Physical Disabilities

Filename: accessible-gardening-for-people-with-physical-disabilities.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015040670997
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Number of pages: 300
Author: Janeen R. Adil
Publisher: Idyll Arbor

Download and read online Accessible Gardening for People with Physical Disabilities in PDF and EPUB Provides information on developing, planting, and maintaining a garden for those with limited mobility


Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Filename: gardening-for-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-and-special-educational-needs.pdf
ISBN: 0857005995
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Number of pages: 160
Author: Natasha Etherington
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Download and read online Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs in PDF and EPUB Winner of the American Horticultural Therapy Association's Book Publication Award 2014 A garden or nature setting presents the perfect opportunity for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and special needs to learn, play and strengthen body and mind. This book empowers teachers and parents with little gardening know-how to get outside and use nature to motivate young learners. Using a mindfulness approach, Natasha Etherington presents a simple gardening program that offers learning experiences beyond those a special needs student can gain within the classroom. The book outlines the many positive physical, cognitive, sensory, emotional and social benefits of getting out into the garden and provides specially adapted gardening activities for a variety of needs, including those with developmental disabilities and behavioural difficulties, as well as wheelchair users. With a focus on the therapeutic potential of nature, the book shows that gardening can help reduce feelings of anxiety, provide an outlet for physical aggression, build self-esteem through the nurturing of plants and much more. With this practical program, teachers and parents can easily adopt gardening activities into their schedules and enjoy the benefits of introducing children with special needs to nature and the rhythms of the seasons.


Landscaping Principles and Practices

Filename: landscaping-principles-and-practices.pdf
ISBN: 9781428376410
Release Date: 2009-01-09
Number of pages: 512
Author: Jack Ingels
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online Landscaping Principles and Practices in PDF and EPUB Landscaping: Principles & Practices, 7th Edition, provides students and practitioners with the information needed to be successful in the classroom and the workplace. Focusing on three areas of professional practice; design, contracting, and management, the reader is provided the basic knowledge integral to the industry in straightforward, easy-to-read chapters. It also addresses traditional topics such as design, plant installation, and pricing, as well as topics not found in most other texts, such as interior landscaping, xeriscaping, water gardens, and safety. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Therapeutic Landscapes

Filename: therapeutic-landscapes.pdf
ISBN: 9781118421109
Release Date: 2013-09-20
Number of pages: 336
Author: Clare Cooper Marcus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Therapeutic Landscapes in PDF and EPUB This comprehensive and authoritative guide offers an evidence-based overview of healing gardens and therapeutic landscapes from planning to post-occupancy evaluation. It provides general guidelines for designers and other stakeholders in a variety of projects, as well as patient-specific guidelines covering twelve categories ranging from burn patients, psychiatric patients, to hospice and Alzheimer's patients, among others. Sections on participatory design and funding offer valuable guidance to the entire team, not just designers, while a planting and maintenance chapter gives critical information to ensure that safety, longevity, and budgetary concerns are addressed.


Horticulture as Therapy

Filename: horticulture-as-therapy.pdf
ISBN: 0969806108
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 153
Author: Mitchell L. Hewson
Publisher: Guelph, Ont. : M.L. Hewson

Download and read online Horticulture as Therapy in PDF and EPUB A practical guide to using Horticulture as a therapeutic tool.


Horticultural Therapy Methods

Filename: horticultural-therapy-methods.pdf
ISBN: 9781315352862
Release Date: 2016-12-19
Number of pages: 204
Author: Rebecca L. Haller
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Horticultural Therapy Methods in PDF and EPUB Horticultural therapy has evolved from its use only by volunteer gardeners to become a recognized and respected therapeutic modality conducted by trained, registered professionals. Horticultural Therapy Methods is the first textbook to describe the processes and techniques used to provide horticultural therapy interventions and the rationale for their use. This book presents types of programs, settings, and goals in horticultural therapy. It outlines treatment planning; development of sessions to meet treatment objectives; motivation and behavior management techniques; documentation guidelines; practical approaches for wellness; and resources for activity ideas. New to this Edition: Various useful examples of horticultural therapy in practice and strategically placed tips and resources. Additions to appendix on horticultural therapy treatment strategies. New chapter on session planning. Thirty-seven photographs demonstrating horticultural therapy in practice. Additional "HT Practice" examples and tips. The book is used as a reference and a guide for students, educators, and those conducting horticultural therapy or therapeutic horticulture to guide them in constructing effective treatment programs. Health care and human service professionals use the reference in the therapy, treatment, and education of inmates, residents, patients, trainees, students, and other participants.


Teaming with Your Therapy Dog

Filename: teaming-with-your-therapy-dog.pdf
ISBN: 9781557537034
Release Date: 2015-03-15
Number of pages: 180
Author: Ann R. Howie
Publisher: Purdue University Press

Download and read online Teaming with Your Therapy Dog in PDF and EPUB This book reminds all handlers who work on teaming with their dogs that they must focus on their behavior, not just the animal's. It provides general principles of teamwork that they can apply in their own way to work with their therapy dog. As the author writes, "The book explores a way of being conscious of what you do with and to your therapy dog to support him in his work. It describes functional principles of behavior you can learn and use immediately, independently or together as a package." Using an exciting new methodology, the author outlines several steps for teaming with your dog: Speak conversationally, stay in touch with your dog, keep your eyes on your dog, maintain close proximity to your dog, and (most importantly) be fully present.


Green Studio

Filename: green-studio.pdf
ISBN: 1634842138
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Number of pages: 268
Author: Alexander Kopytin
Publisher:

Download and read online Green Studio in PDF and EPUB This collection of articles embraces theoretical and practical issues related to the emerging phenomenon of nature-based creative arts therapies, or eco-arts therapies/environmental arts therapies. Due to the negative effects of some aspects of technological development upon various social and environmental processes, the relationship between human beings and nature has received more recognition. The growing field of eco-psychology reflects this attitude in its developing social-therapeutic environmental philosophy, claiming that reconnection with nature is essential not only for the maintenance of the physical world, but for peoples well-being and happiness. Many writers have written about the therapeutic aspects of nature and contact with nature, but few have tried to reconstruct the knowledge gained through practice and intuition into creating a therapeutic framework using the relationship with nature as the key reference point for therapy. From the eco-psycho-social viewpoint of nature-based therapies not only pathogenic factors typical for intensive modern life can be fought, but resilience-building potential implied in the unmediated contact with nature together can be reinforced. The articles include highlights of the work that creative/expressive arts therapists from different parts of the globe have done over the last years to establish a new platform and instruments for therapeutic practices. They present a new approach that incorporates nature not as a mere setting for therapeutic creative practices, but often as a partner in the process. This raised some fundamental questions concerning the concept of therapeutic setting, the role and functions of nature as an active partner in the creative and therapeutic practices, modes of human interaction with the environment with the use of different creative/expressive means. The book has been edited to provide practitioners not only with the new theoretical perspectives, but with methods and tools that can help them to incorporate nature into their daily work with different challenged populations and their varied needs, clinical and psychosocial issues. The first part of the book includes articles that present nature-based creative/expressive arts therapies framework: theory, concepts and methods. The second part focuses on the variability of expressive and instrumental forms that can be applied in the context of the nature-based therapies: expressive music, dramatic performances and rituals, dance and movement, visual arts, photography, narratives and multimedia events. It represents a variety of practical approaches and tools used with different populations and in various institutional contexts including clinical, educational, social and community-based settings. This part of the book also addresses some of the limitations and risks that nature-based creative/expressive therapies may have, and ways in which they may be bypassed and converted into growth and resilience. The book is for anyone interested in the therapeutic use of natural materials, processes and settings in their combinations with the expressive/creative activities. It will be of particular interest to mental health practitioners, especially creative/expressive arts therapists, psychotherapists, counselors and psychologists as well as artists and other creative workers wishing to explore further the creative use of nature within their existing practices.


Science and Technology of Organic Farming

Filename: science-and-technology-of-organic-farming.pdf
ISBN: 9781439882139
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Number of pages: 240
Author: Allen V. Barker
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Science and Technology of Organic Farming in PDF and EPUB Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2011! Organic farming is not only a philosophy, but also a well-researched science that combines soil fertility, plant pathology, entomology, and other biological and environmental sciences. Science and Technology of Organic Farming is a concise, readily applicable resource for understanding the scientific basis for organic farming and the technology required to achieve adequate yields through plant nutrition and protection. It provides the tools necessary to dispel hampering myths about organic farming so farmers – regardless of their experience – can strengthen their own growing practices. Emphasizes Foundations of Organic Farming – Composting, Cover Crops, & Farm Manures Addressing relevant issues and concepts along with practical applications, chapters cover soil fertility and plant nutrition; individual plant requirements; liming; farm manures, green manures, and composts; mulching and tillage; and weed, insect, and disease control, as well as companion planting and storage. The text also includes more than 50 illustrations and a glossary with common technical and scientific terms used in conventional and organic agriculture. This valuable reference is ideal for farmers, agricultural advisers, and soil and plant scientists – in both academia and industry.