Horticultural therapy

The "horticultural therapy"), practiced mainly in USA, Canada, Japan and some countries in Northern Europe, has been developing for several years in France.

Today horticultural therapy in the treatment between non-drug charge and is for elderly people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, persons with disabilities and youth in difficulty.
This action is based on the sensory stimulation of the five senses, from intake of live material (vegetable and mineral). Appropriate activities that integrate into a treatment program for an assessment of wellness and autonomy of the individual, in collaboration with physicians and caregivers.
The benefits of horticultural therapy activities and therapeutic garden is visible in the areas of cognition, psychology, social life and physically

The process of combining plants and individuals, as living elements, founded the core of horticultural therapy. The essence of nature, environmental conditions, the physical representation of people and plants form each a development system.
The theory of biophilia, expression of the human need to live in close interaction with the natural environment, is involved in this technique.


pictureHealth gardens (Healing gardens) are places where one will find, plants, minerals, water, and other elements of nature. They are generally integrated in hospitals, health care facilities in general and designated as "health grounds" due to their ease of access and design adapted to different users.
Health Gardens include different types of garden very specific, such as: therapeutic gardens, gardens and horticultural therapy healing gardens and Zen gardens.
A garden can be described as therapeutic in nature when it is designed to meet users or populations needs. It is designed to promote patient treatment goals and can be used for the horticultural therapy activities.
It must be designed as part of a multidisciplinary group project by a team of professionals and to exist in its own right as an extension of a therapeutic program.

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Healing gardens are places where one will find, plants, minerals, water, and other elements of nature. They are generally integrated in hospitals, health care facilities in general and designated as "health grounds" due to their ease of access and design adapted to different users.
Health Gardens include different types of garden very specific, such as: therapeutic gardens, gardens and horticultural therapy healing gardens and Zen gardens.
A garden can be described as therapeutic in nature when it is designed to meet users or populations needs. It is designed to promote patient treatment goals and can be used for the horticultural therapy activities.
It must be designed as part of a multidisciplinary group project by a team of professionals and to exist in its own right as an extension of a therapeutic program.

 

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