Nature-guided Therapy: Brief Integrative Strategies for Health and Well-being

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Psychology - 250 pages
Beginning with an evolutionary history of the relationship between man and his environment, Nature-Guided Therapy takes us on a cross-cultural journey into traditional healing disciplines, such as ethno-medicine, sociobiology, and anthropology. By examining clinical data, empirical scientific investigations, and anecdotal accounts, Dr. George Burns helps point the way to healing benefits of a balanced relationship with the environment. Case histories and step by step procedures for utilizing nature-guided strategies are also presented. Designed as an immensely practical guide for clinicians, this volume contains over 80 therapeutic exercises and a variety of nature-based strategies to help augment clinical skills regardless of one's theoretical orientation. Also included is the author's Sensual Awareness Inventory to help access the client's experiences that may facilitate relaxation, happiness, and wellness. This book provides a fascinating read that can expand our views, challenge our therapeutic paradigms, broaden our clinical practice, and provide simple yet pragmatic treatment interventions.expand our views, challenge our therapeutic paradigms, broaden our clinical practice, and provide simple yet pragmatic treatment interventions.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
3
Current Research Into Natures Healing Powers
11
CHAPTER
16
CHAPTER 2
19
CHAPTER 3
35
Sound
41
Touch
48
CHAPTER 4
57
CHAPTER 9
119
Steps Involved in Experiential Metaphors
125
Case FollowUp
131
SelfGeneralization Effect
139
CHAPTER 11
149
CHAPTER 12
161
CHAPTER 13
171
Enhancing Family Relationships
182

Therapeutic Benefits of the Sensual Awareness Inventory
64
CHAPTER 5
73
An Ecocentric Approach
81
SENSATE FOCUSING
87
Variations in Sensate Focusing Strategies
97
CHAPTER 7
99
A Practical Taxonomy for NatureBased Assignments
105
Features of Natural Ordeals
113
CHAPTER 14
189
The Forgotten Dimension in MindBody Healing
197
Ulrichs Psychoevolutionary Model
203
BEING WELL NATURALLY
213
The Ecopsychobiological Model in Pain Management
219
A STORY OF NATUREGUIDED HEALING
225
AUTHOR INDEX
241
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About the author (1998)

George W. Burns is a Clinical Psychologist, an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University, and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Western Australia. He is the author of numerous books, including Healing with Stories and Happiness, Healing, Enhancement.

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