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ERIC Number: EJ769115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2752
Using Contact with Nature, Creativity and Rituals as a Therapeutic Medium with Children with Learning Difficulties: A Case Study
Berger, Ronen
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v11 n2 p135-146 2006
In most cases therapy is addressed as an indoor verbal activity in which the relationship between therapist and client stands at its centre. This article proposes a different approach to therapy: conducting it creatively in nature, with the environment being used not only as a therapeutic setting but also as a medium and a partner in the process. The article is based on a case study carried out with a group of children with special needs within a school setting. It explores the therapeutic and educational impact that this approach had on the participants and on nature's role in it. The article also aims to initiate a dialogue around the option of working with this population in non-verbal and experiential ways, illustrating the potential that the use of group work, creativity and contact with nature may offer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel