Beginning with an evolutionary history of the relationship between man and his environment, Nature-Guided Therapy takes us on a cross-cultural journey into traditional healing disciplines, such as ethno-medicine, sociobiology, and anthropology. By examining clinical data, empirical scientific investigations, and anecdotal accounts, Dr. George Burns helps point the way to healing benefits of a balanced relationship with the environment. Case histories and step by step procedures for utilizing nature-guided strategies are also presented. Designed as an immensely practical guide for clinicians, this volume contains over 80 therapeutic exercises and a variety of nature-based strategies to help augment clinical skills regardless of one's theoretical orientation. Also included is the author's Sensual Awareness Inventory to help access the client's experiences that may facilitate relaxation, happiness, and wellness. This book provides a fascinating read that can expand our views, challenge our therapeutic paradigms, broaden our clinical practice, and provide simple yet pragmatic treatment interventions.

part I|2 pages

Nature-Guided Therapy

chapter 1|16 pages

Nature Heals

chapter 2|14 pages


part II|2 pages

A Matter of Sense

chapter 3|22 pages

Sensual Awareness

chapter 4|14 pages

The Sensual Awareness Inventory

part III|2 pages

Nature-Guided Strategies

chapter 5|14 pages

Inside Out

chapter 6|12 pages

Sensate Focusing

chapter 7|10 pages

Nature-Based Assignments

chapter 8|10 pages

Natural Ordeals

chapter 9|14 pages

Experiential Metaphors

chapter 10|14 pages

The Three R’s of Nature-Guided Therapy

part IV|2 pages

Natural Happiness

chapter 11|12 pages

Ecotherapy for Relaxation and Comfort

chapter 12|10 pages

Ecotherapy for Happiness and Pleasure

chapter 13|16 pages

Ecotherapy for Enhanced Relationships

part V|2 pages

Natural Wellness

chapter 14|12 pages

The Nature-Mind-Body Connection

chapter 15|12 pages

Nature-Guided Mend-Body Healing

chapter 16|12 pages

Being Well, Naturally

Therapeutic Use of the Ecopsychobiological Model

chapter |2 pages

A Story of Nature-Guided Healing