ERIC Number: EJ888736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Ecotherapy: A Counter to Society's Unhealthy Trend?
Sackett, Corrine R.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v5 n2 p134-141 2010
We are facing a societal trend of lethargy in today's youth. Technology, fear, and limited green spaces keep our children inside and inactive. This article explores this trend and proposes ecotherapy, which promotes mental health in the context of the environment and through the use of green spaces, as a method the counseling profession can utilize to benefit our clients and society as a whole. A case example illustrates this concept.
Descriptors: Social Problems, Ecology, Mental Health, Environmental Influences, Counseling Techniques, Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Natural Resources, Context Effect, Exercise, Interpersonal Relationship, Case Studies
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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