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Gardening for Health: A community garden as a community support to strengthen the recovery of people experiencing a mental health crisis
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Submitted by Marta Korolczuk / 31 May 2022, 06:58
It seems that today everything can be therapy. There is laughter therapy, apitherapy, cavioterapia, ornithological therapy... If, in a nutshell, we consider therapy to be a way to change, it seems that man needs change so much that he has invented various ways of doing it. Everyone can choose their own path. I believe in the power of the garden. And this is what I want to share. I believe, as Geoff Lawton, the permaculture specialist, says, that all the world's problems can be solved in the garden. Incidentally, I have this feeling that permaculture is something like a holistic approach to health. And returning to the subject of gardens and therapy, hortitherapy, or therapy through the garden, can also be added to the list. Horticulture was recognised as an official method of therapy in 1936 in England, and the first diploma in hortitherapy was handed out in the United States in the 1950s. For about a decade now, hortitherapy can also be studied at Polish universities. My life path has led me to a place where, as a gardener, hortiterapist and recovery assistant, I would like to support the recovery of people experiencing mental health crises and promote gardening as a way of healthy living. Hence the idea of a garden for health.
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Forest bathing
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Submitted by Katarzyna SocLab / 20 April 2022, 20:33
Forest bathing is a technique that restores the physical and psychological health of the human body through a “five senses experience” (vision, smell, hearing, touch, and taste) when the body is exposed to a forest environment.
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NEXT-One Health module in the “Study of Health in Pomerania” (SHIP)
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Submitted by birgitschauer / 11 April 2022, 22:02
Experience One Health up close in the practice of cohort research: In the study "Life and Health in Western Pomerania" (SHIP), human health is not considered in isolation, but together with the health of the animals living in the household (dogs, cats, poultry, pigeons). What questions are you interested in? Be inspired by the questions of others. Do you have comments regarding our data collections? Do you want to discuss interim results with others as part of a team? We look forward to your contribution!