The Creation Spiral

Annette Beerens and Marinus Knoope I would like to share with you the underlying philosophy of my work as a horticultural therapist. I work with all kinds of people who suffer from ‘knots’ in their lives. Burnout, depression or midlife crisis. All the issues these people encounter have to do …

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Nature-based rehabilitation at the Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden

Anna María Pálsdóttir The Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden, established in 2002, offers nature-based rehabilitation (NBR) for individuals with stress-related mental illnesses such as exhaustion disorder (ED) (ICD-10 F43.8).  ED occurs after many years of prolonged stress and the lack of sufficient recovery. The symptoms are severe tiredness and exhaustion, with low …

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Horticultural Therapy & Community-dwelling Elderly with Dementia: An illustration of group intervention in Hong Kong

Fung Yuen Yee, Connie  Horticultural Therapist Registered (AHTA)   Registered Social Work   President  HK Association of Therapeutic Horticulture    Population aging is a profound, pervasive and enduring storm sweeping across the world. Hong Kong is no exception. According to the HK statistics 2008, Hong Kong’s population has moved closer to …

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