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Ecopsychology: A Perspective on Trauma

Milton, MJ and Corbett, L (2011) Ecopsychology: A Perspective on Trauma European Journal of Ecopsychology, 2. pp. 28-47.

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Abstract

Literature has suggested that the cyclical nature of psychological trauma can cause enduring long-term effects on individuals and those around them. This review examines the effects of psychological trauma and its relationship to ecopsychology to provoke questions about integration and stimulate debate pertinent to trauma therapy. While being relatively unexplored with regards to psychological trauma, empirical evidence is beginning to amass to suggest that ecopsychology could be incorporated as a beneficial therapeutic approach. This paper will outline existing approaches to trauma before considering it from an ecopsychological perspective. Some contributions such as wilderness journeys, contemplative practices and the Natural Growth Project, along with their therapeutic and practical implications will be discussed in more depth along with their limitations and empirical challenges. Speculative practical and therapeutic implications are identified and relevant future research is suggested.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Milton, MJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Corbett, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2011
Additional Information : This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 25 Jun 2014 16:23
Last Modified : 13 Sep 2014 01:39
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/713069

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