ERIC Number: EJ870556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Floratherapy as a Creative Arts Intervention with Women in a Retirement Home
Perryman, Kristi L.; Keller, Elizabeth A.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v4 n4 p334-342 2009
Floratherapy is a creative arts technique involving the manipulation and use of flowers. It can be used to facilitate clients' awareness into inner issues, allowing them to view their life situations through a nonthreatening and often nonverbal means. This article presents one portion of a qualitative research project designed to explore the experiences of 6 women in a retirement home who participated in floratherapy group sessions. The intervention is fully explained and the lived experience of 1 woman from the study is relayed in detail.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Intervention, Retirement, Females, Therapy, Creative Activities, Metacognition, Plants (Botany), Older Adults, Mental Health
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