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SULIS - Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series: U of MN.

SULIS - Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series: U of MN. | Healing Gardens | Scoop.it

Throughout history gardens have been used to aid in the healing process - from the Japanese Zen Garden to the Monastic Cloister garden. However, with the advances in medical technology in the 20th century, the use of gardens as healing elements began to diminish. Fortunately with the recent interest in complementary and alternative therapies, which emphasizes healing the whole person -- mind, body, and spirit -- rather than simply alleviating symptoms, the interest in garden as healer has been revived.

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The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens - Astellas USA Foundation Garden Walking Program

The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens - Astellas USA Foundation Garden Walking Program | Healing Gardens | Scoop.it

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will offer a program of therapeutic garden walks for the benefit of members of not-for-profit counseling and support groups in winter and spring of 2012. If you are the leader of a counseling, support, or therapy group that serves those who are experiencing stress, symptoms of depression, or mental exhaustion, the program at the Morikami Museum may appeal to you and the participants of your group.

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The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens - Stroll for Well-Being: Garden Walks at the Morikami

The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens - Stroll for Well-Being: Garden Walks at the Morikami | Healing Gardens | Scoop.it

Participants will visit the Morikami Gardens for quiet contemplation as often as they wish over a 3-month period. A specially developed Journal, designed to enhance the experience, will be used as a guide and a means to record personal thoughts through the 12 themed garden strolls. There will be three meetings with the Journal's author, Associate Professor at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University. An explanation about the program will be provided during the first meeting; the second one, which will take place half-way through the program, will be used to answer any questions that may appear during the first few walks. Finally, the last meeting will take place at the end of the program and will include a discussion of participants' experiences.

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