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Nature Guided Therapy : Brief Integrative Strategies For Health And Well Being - George W. Burns

Nature Guided Therapy

Brief Integrative Strategies For Health And Well Being

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1998
ISBN: 9780876308509
Number Of Pages: 320

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In this new paperback version of this popular title, Dr. Rosenbaum, a practicing psychotherapist, explores the challenges and joys of making our lives into coherent wholes. In the midst of our daily busy activity, we often feel fragmented. We experience conflicting demands from our work, personal relationships, families, and spiritual practices.
Psychotherapy addresses this sense of fragmentation in an effort to help us be uniquely ourselves. Zen Buddhist practice insists we find ourselves in every moment of our lives and speaks to the basic connectedness of all things. Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy attempts to integrate these two basic tenets. Each chapter examines some aspect of sewing together the practice of Zen with the practice of psychotherapy, and the subsequent implications for daily life. Though there is a logical progression to the chapters, each can be read on its own if the reader is interested in how a particular text might inform their psychotherapy or life circumstance.
Through the stories of his clients' as well as through his own difficulties and discoveries, the author invites each reader to actualize the fundamental point: to realize the joy and compassion that comes when we touch the basic ground of life, and to put this joy into play in our everyday activity.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Nature Healsp. 3
Ecopsychotherapyp. 19
Sensual Awarenessp. 35
The Sensual Awareness Inventoryp. 57
Inside Outp. 73
Sensate Focusingp. 87
Nature-Based Assignmentsp. 99
Natural Ordealsp. 109
Experiential Metaphorsp. 119
The Three R's of Nature-Guided Therapyp. 133
Ecotherapy for Relaxation and Comfortp. 149
Ecotherapy for Happiness and Pleasurep. 161
Ecotherapy for Enhanced Relationshipsp. 171
The Nature-Mind-Body Connectionp. 189
Nature-Guided Mind-Body Healingp. 201
Being Well, Naturallyp. 213
A Story of Nature-Guided Healingp. 225
Referencesp. 227
Author Indexp. 241
Subject Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780876308509
ISBN-10: 0876308507
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st July 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.77 x 23.5  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1