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Nature in Mind

Roger Duncan

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Systemic psychotherapist Roger Duncan advocates for an urgent realignment between humans and the natural world to remedy the ecological, psychological, and social challenges that humanity faces.


Nature in Mind

Nature in Mind

by Roger Duncan


Humanity has entered an era of ecological crisis. We are cutting strings that keep us grounded in nature and as a result, many of us live in ways that can't be sustained. What if our mental wellbeing demands a return to the Earth?

As an adopted child, Roger Duncan sought solace from the adult world in nature. Now as a systemic psychotherapist, Duncan's career has taken him through biology, forestry, and indigenous traditions.

Published in 2018, Nature in Mind explores the profound benefits that humans enjoy when re-immersed in nature, offering practical ways to apply these learnings to our existing systems. Humans have wrought havoc in the natural world, but Duncan believes this relationship can be repaired by incorporating nature-based practices into mainstream education and therapy.

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The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to a lack of respect for humans too. So he kept his youth close to its softening influence.

- Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Chief

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