Therapeutic gardening and new research

Therapeutic gardening and new research

March 22, 2018

Therapeutic gardening and new research

Therapeutic gardening is a therapeutic area that uses the garden space to relieve emotional distress,
Rehabilitate damaged functional components and develop skills in various areas.
One way to do this is to use the analogies that exist between man's world and the world of plants. It is clear to everyone that a common part of man and plant is that both are born, grow,
Patients, etc.

In addition, plants and people have similar and different characteristics. For example, some people are sociable
More than others, some are more bossy than others, more sensitive than others, just as in the flora. Gardening therapists learn to use these characteristics in the therapeutic process.
For example, when a patient talks about his shyness in the social settings in which he is located, and compares himself
For the shy cyclamen, there is room to develop a conversation to express his feelings.

More recently, studies have been published to indicate more complex reactions in plants than previously known. For example, the hops plant, which is a parasite plant, feeds on other plants,
He has preferences for the food he eats.
He prefers a tomato over wheat.
Humans and plants have many common genes, and plants have a parallel to almost every human sense: sight,
Sniff, touch, and communicate with each other through them.

Therapeutic gardening can make use of all these new studies to enrich the world of metaphors and analogies that link man and plant, thus helping the patient to find healing and healing powers on their own.


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