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- (rare) Nature-centered psychotherapy: the use of nature to promote mental health.
- 1998, Randall White, “Psychiatry and Ecopsychology”, chapter 13 of Ante Lundberg (editor), The Environment and Mental Health: A Guide for Clinicians, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, ISBN 9780805829075, page 211:
- 1998, George William Burns, Nature-Guided Therapy: Brief Integrative Strategies for Health and Well-being, Psychology Press, ISBN 978-0-87630-850-9, page 76:
- While psychotherapy has traditionally looked within the individual for answers, ecopsychotherapy explores how the answers may be found in our relationship with the natural environment.
- 2004, Sebastiano Santostefano, Child Therapy in the Great Outdoors: A Relational View, Routledge, ISBN 978-0-88163-426-6, page 155:
- Ecopsychotherapy was formulated by Burns (1998) […] In broad terms, ecopsychotherapy proposes that it is beneficial to shift attention away from internal personal problems toward sensory experiences that bring pleasure.