University of Liverpool Ph.D. Candidate Has Her Book, Roots: The Eco Journal, On Its Second Printing Run, Published By Liverpool Green Guild
Liverpool Author and Ph.D. Candidate, Bernadette McBride, has had her book published by Green Guild of the University of Liverpool.
The book focuses on enabling people to find ways of developing a deeper connection to the natural world, something that many people in the dense urban Liverpool City Region will find helpful, even
Whilst the vaccination process is well under way and the Roadmap out of Lockdown is currently on Step 2 out of 4, mental health problems are still in abundance and the damage of more than 13 months of isolation and social distancing cannot be underestimated.
Even though many have took to nature for walks around the Liverpool Bay Area at beaches such as Crosby, West Kirby and New Brighton. As well as the abundance of parks such as Sefton Park, Birkenhead Park, Royden Park, Stanley Park and Calderstones Park.
The book aims to help people carry forward their connection to nature that they may have gained during the Lockdowns over the last year for the length of a season. Alongside engaging with nature whether that be through caring for a plant, or taking a daily nature walk, all as a metaphor for personal growth and transformation, to feel rooted.
This unique guided eco-journal combines writing as therapy with ecotherapy, with
three informative chapters to guide the reader.
The contents of the book have been carefully moderated by three professional counsellors.
The author has also appeared in a published anthology which she co-edited, A Spray of Hope, which was published by the University of Liverpool in 2020.
She has also lead a writing for wellbeing course for NHS Staff and key workers
during the first Lockdown in response to COVID-19 and has hosted a number of creative writing workshops for which she won the Liverpool Guild 2019 Award for the 'Biggest
Impact on the City of Liverpool'.
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