The healing fields

GRUT Jenny
Journal article citation:
Therapeutic Communities: the International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, 24(3), Autumn 2003, p.187.

Describes the work of the Natural Grown Project which was set up by the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. The project works with refugees and asylum seekers in a long term rehabilitation programme using a combination of horticulture and psychotherapy on two allotment sites and a remembrance garden. Nature is used as a source of healing and as a way of communication.

Subject terms:
rehabilitation, refugees, therapeutic horticulture, asylum seekers, communication, crime victims, gardening;
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ISSN print:
0964 1866

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