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Horticultural Therapy Online Course

Horticultural Therapy Online Course

Horticultural Therapy is the use of plants and gardens for rehabilitation and human healing. It is an ancient practice and a new profession as well. It is an interaction between people, plants and gardens to improve social, emotional, cognitive and physical well-being. Much horticultural therapy with children is education or developmentally-based and group focused. Horticultural therapy is often used as a form of group therapy, it can also foster socialisation skill, Patients with disability can benefit from horticultural therapy by simply working with plants in a natural setting. Horticultural Therapy may be beneficial in terms of healthcare, school, residential and in a rehabilitative setting.

Study with the support of experienced and highly qualified tutors. Available as online course, or by correspondence. Payment Plans available.

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  • Scope and Nature of Horticultural Therapy
  • Understanding Disabilities and Communicating with people with disabilities; Communication, Teaching and Counseling Skills
  • Risk Management -Hygiene for vulnerable people, What extra risks are to be considered in a therapy situation.... chemical, physical
  • Accessibility and Activities for people with Mobility issues (eg. wheelchairs, on crutches
  • Enabling the Disabled -with restricted motor skills
  • Producing Things –Vegetables, Propagation, Fruit, Herbs
  • Growing in Containers -Vertical gardens, pots, Hydroponics
  • Creating a Therapeutic Garden
  • Generating Income

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