Bushcraft: a therapeutic application?

Glover, James (2022) Bushcraft: a therapeutic application? Masters dissertation, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Stress and anxiety are a major cause of health problems in the 21st century, for many years researchers have been searching for a cure. Existing research shows that access to the great outdoors is therapeutic, beneficial to mental and physical health. There is much evidence that access to green and blue spaces is calming and restorative. However, when it comes to bushcraft, there is little or no evidence to show that it is a therapeutic application. This dissertation will explore evidence from a survey, from direct consultation with practitioners and participants from the field of bushcraft, who will give their opinions as to whether bushcraft is therapeutic. This dissertation considers text from the past, such as survival manuals, and more contemporary bushcraft text, and looks for evidence that the authors consider their experience to be good for their mental health. This dissertation will examine the evidence to determine whether bushcraft is a therapeutic application.

Item Type: Thesis/Dissertation (Masters)
Departments: Institute of Science and Environment > Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Masters in Outdoor, Experiential Learning, Department of Institute of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies, University of Cumbria.
Depositing User: Heather Prince
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2022 11:11
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 13:46
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6661
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