How can getting outdoors help us to look
after our mental health? In a powerful combination of
contemporary neuroscience, psychoanalysis and brilliant storytelling,
The Well Gardened Mind investigates the magic that many gardeners have
known for years - working with nature can radically transform our
health, wellbeing and confidence.
Prisoners given the chance to grow plants are less likely to reoffend. At-risk young people who get their hands in the soil are more likely to stay in education. Elderly people who garden live longer and have a better quality of life.
Sue Stuart-Smith tells brilliant, illuminating stories of people struggling with stress, depression, trauma and addiction, from asylum seekers to veterans, inner-city young people to the retired. This is a glorious book of science, insight and anecdote that shows how our understanding of nature and its restorative powers is only just beginning to flower. 'An important and timely book ...
Beautifully written, drawing on a lifetime's experience as both a clinician and a gardener, and I urge everyone to read it'MONTY DON '
- 352 pages
The Well Gardened Mind : Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World
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