Download Citation on ResearchGate | Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind | Ecopsychology goes beyond traditional therapeutic. Ecopsychology has ratings and 23 reviews. Robert said: Every era throughout history goes through a kind of insanity. Perhaps the psychopathology of m. This pathfinding collection–by premier psychotherapists, thinkers, and eco- activists in the field–shows how the health of the planet is inextricably linked to the.

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Oct 10, Suzanna rated it liked it. Other editions – View all Ecopsychology: Located in Washington, D. Account Restorung Sign in. The idea that the destruction of whales is the logical outcome of Francis Bacon’s dictum that nature should serve ‘man,’ or Rene Descartes’ insistence that restorinv feel no pain since they have no soul, seems too easy and too academic.

Four or five of the essays were fascinating but overall I can’t really recommend this book. Reliance on expanded consciousness and personal fulfillment is not viewed as a viable force for change.

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I first got this book in college when I was writing my honors thesis for my environmental studies certificate and English degree. Something to ponder from a separate article! Neither ecological nor psychotherapeutic problems can be fully solved, if at all, within the boundaries defended by the nation- state, the free-trade zone, the military alliance, or the multinational corporation The one transcends even the largest of these awkwardly improvised human structures; the other eludes their insensitive grasp.

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Theodore RoszakMary E. I think it’s important that we include our connection with nature as a vital part of mental health.

And, where are the Ecopsychology training programs in this country??? Apparently there is no single answer to that seemingly simple question.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads ghe. Yet another book that helps me heal and saves my life, over and over. Dec 01, Kendylus Roboticus rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: The essays in Ecopsychology address the connections between the human mind and the natural world.

Aug 16, Clivemichael rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 16, Chrissy rated it it was amazing. I was completely stunned with my emotional reaction to the information in this book. Aug 17, Gaye Anderson rated it it was amazing. The meticulous analysis of these philosophies and the discovery that they articulate an ethos beg the question.

No eBook available Amazon. Could it be an inadequate philosophy or value system?

As such, it is sure to become a definitive work for the burgeoning ecopsychology movement, which is both a new heallng for environmentalism and a revolution in modern psychology. He earned an M.


He is best known for his text, The Making of a Counter Culture. I read this for a class in undergrad.

Praise for Ecopsychology “Ecopsychology provides a powerful new dimension to the environmental movement, suggesting that by living in greater harmony with the natural world we shall not only help to save our planet from ultimate destruction but shall also improve our mental health and be happier and more fulfilled human beings.

A major criticism of Roszak’s emphasis on spiritual transformation and his faith in youthful dissidents is his “apolitical” philosophy. Contributors to this volume include the prem This pathfinding collection has become a seminal text for the burgeoning ecopsychology movement, which has brought key new insights to environmentalism and revolutionized modern psychology. Mike Brandon rated it liked it Aug 06, I am forcing myself to finish this book.

Roszak analyzes the influences on the radical movement of the s, seeking a union between scientific thinking and other modes of consciousness: And Buddhist writer and therapist Joanna Macy speaks of the need to open up our feelings for our threatened planet as an antidote to environmental despair.