Whether you’re in the therapy office, a classroom, in the city, or the countryside, using nature-based activities with children is always possible, and incredibly therapeutic. By integrating these activities with mindfulness, therapists and educators can harness the power of both treatments, and help children become calm, alert and happier human beings. Mindfulness and Nature-Based Therapeutic Techniques for Children provides evidence-based, practical, accessible and FUN activities to promote:
• Cognitive and emotional development
• Physical development
• Sensory regulation
• Play and creativity
• Resilience to cope with trauma and grief
Dozens of activities for children of all ages!
About the Author:
Cheryl Fisher, Ph.D., NCC, LCPC, ACS, is a licensed clinical professional counselor and counselor-educator who presents internationally on the topics of spirituality, nature-based therapies, and overall wellness in mental health. She presents regularly at national conferences in the counseling and mental health industry, including the American Counseling Association, the Association for Creativity in Counseling, and the Maryland Counseling Association. She is a speaker for PESI and regularly presents a seminar on the topic of nature-informed techniques for physical, cognitive, and emotional development in kids.
Dr. Fisher is the program director and assistant professor for Alliant International University California School of Professional Psychology’s Online Master of Arts in the Clinical Counseling Program. Additionally, she serves as an affiliate faculty member in the counseling and mental health departments for Loyola University in Maryland, Fordham University, and Grand Canyon University.
She is also a columnist for Counseling Today, where she writes a monthly online “Counseling Connoisseur” column. You can find Dr. Fisher via her online blog (www.cfisherandassociates.com), LinkedIn, Twitter, (Dr. Cheryl Fisher @cyfisher), and Facebook.