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Widen your horizons to meet patients’ needs

Mental health nursing student Karina Krawiec on expanding her mind at the Other Psychotherapies – across time, space and cultures conference, organised by the Medical Humanities Research Centre at the University of Glasgow in April. 
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Mental health nursing student Karina Krawiec on expanding her mind at the Other Psychotherapies – across time, space and cultures conference, organised by the Medical Humanities Research Centre at the University of Glasgow in April

The talks at the Other Psychotherapies conference covered mental health and psychotherapy, approached from a variety of angles: from classic works of Seneca and Plato to Jewish mysticism to mindfulness and the modern film industry.

Nature-connectedness

I particularly enjoyed the talks that explored the therapeutic value of nature and culture. Jonathan Coope talked about the disconnection with our environment as a source of modern mental illness. Introducing eco-psychology and green care, he suggested nature connectedness as a therapeutic framework and bridge in dialogue with other cultures.

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