|aEnvironmental arts therapy : |bthe wild frontiers of the heart / |cedited by Ian Siddons Heginworth and Gary Nash.
|awild frontiers of the heart
|aAbingdon, Oxon ; |aNew York, NY : |bRoutledge, |c2020.
|axxi, 224 p. : |bill. ; |c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|gList of illustrations --|gContributors --|gForeword /|rMary-Jayne Rust --|gAcknowledgements --|gIntroduction by the editors /|rIan Siddons Heginworth and Gary Nash --|gPart I. Environmental arts therapy in context :|tTurning: the emergence and growth of environmental arts therapy in the British Isles /|rIan Siddons Heginsworth --|tWeaving the threads of theory and experience: a review of the literature /|rGary Nash --|gPart II. Childhood, love and attachment: the heart of the matter :|tThe wild inside: offering children natural materials and an ecopsychological understanding of self within art therapy /|rLydia Boon --|tEarthWays: environmental arts therapy for repairing insecure attachment and developing creative response-ability in an insecure world /|rLia Ponton --|tBringing the outside in: reflecting upon Mother within a pilot group in environmental arts therapy /|rMichelle Edinburgh --|gPart III. Feminine and masculine : putting feeling first :|tMeeting the wounded feminine: trauma-informed environmental arts therapy as an approach to working with physical illness /|rSusie Thompson --|tThe wood between the worlds: encountering the wounded healer in environmental arts therapy /|rWilliam Secretan --|tThe tapping on the window: environmental arts therapy and the integrated self /|rAuriel Eagleton --|gPart IV. The cycle of the year: working with the seasons :|tTaking art therapy outdoors: a Circle of Trees /|rGary Nash --|tCreating connections: introducing environmental arts therapy into London's green spaces /|rSimon Woodward --|tSpace to move, explore and create: taking art therapy into the outdoor environment in adult mental health services /|rPamela Stanley --|gPart V. Elders and endings: the wild road on :|tTrees of life and death: a journey into the heart of Transylvania to use environmental arts therapy with groups of adults and staff in palliative care /|rHammah Monteiro --|tGrowing elders: the cultivation and collaboration of an elder women's group in the woods /|rDeborah Kelly and Vanessa Jones --|gEpilogue /|rIan Siddons Heginworth --|gIndex.
|a"Environmental Arts Therapy: The Wild Frontiers of the Heart describes what happens when we take the creative arts therapies and the people whom we work with out of doors in order to provide safe, structured and accompanied creative therapeutic healing experiences. The theoretical themes are developed along with illustrated examples of clinical practice across a variety of settings and locations. The work is introduced and co-edited by a pioneer in the field, Ian Siddons Heginworth, who describes the emergence of environmental arts therapy and its growth across the British Isles supported through the training course based in London. The following 12 chapters are written by contributing authors and creative arts therapy practitioners working with children, adults and elders in schools, adult mental health and private practice in Britain and Europe. A central focus of the book is the clinical populations and settings in which clinicians work, and it also describes the health benefits as well as the challenges faced when working out of doors. This is a book about the emergence of a new creative therapy modality in the British Isles. It shows the value of working with the natural cycles and seasons, using an integrative arts approach including dramatic enactment, role-play, poetry, art-making with natural materials, storytelling, and the use of bodywork through movement, sound, rhythm and the voice, all held and reflected by our encounters with and in nature. It is about our relationship with nature, creativity and therapeutic healing and is written for trainers, trainees and practitioners in the creative arts, psychotherapy and ecotherapy"--page 4 of cover.
Ian Siddons Heginworth is the author of Environmental Arts Therapy and the Tree of Life, the book that has inspired the growth of the environmental arts therapy movement in the UK. He leads the postgraduate certificate course in environmental arts therapy at the London Art Therapy Centre and runs a private practice in Devon.
Gary Nash is an art therapist and educator in art and environmental arts therapy training. He co-founded the London Art Therapy Centre in 2009 where he is Clinical Co-Director providing individual art therapy, supervision and group environmental arts therapy.