February 17th, 2022
AAIDA hosted certified Horticulture Therapist and Professional Counselor, Bobbie Mabe, MA, HT, of Charlotte N.C, for our 2nd educational webinar of 2022!
Bobbie will discuss the following during her presentation:
- What is horticulture therapy
- How horticulture therapy can benefit patients living with chronic & acute illness
- Simple ways to become involved in horticulture therapy to aid in the integrative healing process
- Health benefits of horticulture therapy & science behind the facts
Bobbie Mabe holds an MA in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in Chicago I.L and certification as a Horticulture Therapist from the Horticulture Therapy Institute in Boulder, C.O. Bobbie is the owner of Growth Through Gardening, which offers horticultural therapy programming that is tailored around the belief that everyone benefits from interaction with nature and that horticultural therapy can be used to meet goals that range from the most clinical to the most basic. Bobbie works with clients of all age groups ranging from pre-school, adolescence, adults and seniors. With her background, education and training, Bobbie wanted to cultivate and enrich her clients lives through nature and hands-on learning experiences in order to help clients heal their entire self, both physically and emotionally.
What is Horticulture Therapy?
The practice of horticultural therapy uses plants, gardens, and nature-based activities to promote well-being. Its practice is an effective, evidence-based therapeutic modality similar to music, art, recreation and other experiential therapies. Horticultural therapists assess emotional well-being, social functioning, communication abilities, cognitive and physical abilities, and horticultural interest.