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gardening as therapy

Posted by Lyrical13 on January 7, 2004, at 20:32:58

In reply to Re: Therapist Orientation? CBT or psychodynamic?, posted by naiad on January 7, 2004, at 5:49:37

Me too! Love gardening. I'm just starting out but learning. I've found it to be very therapeutic, calming and relaxing even though it can be hard work. But that helps too with moods. And it gives me such joy to see the things I toiled at spring to life and grow into beautiful plants and flowers and food. I feel a lot of pride looking at pictures of how my yard used to look and how much progress I've made..very tangible reward. I found that I the depression started to creep in this fall, and we were still having some nice days, escaping to the garden for a little bit to pull some weeds or dead-head some flowers improved my mood considerably.

Looking forward to spring and already starting to look at garden books and plan my next steps! The front yard is a big challenge. I've made some changes but it is still not where I'd like it to be, so I'm doing some brainstorming and looking at different books for ideas. I just got a note in the mail from the library that some of the garden books I requested are in. I can't wait to look at them!





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