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SMELL AS AN EMOTIONAL STIMULANT IN HORTICULTURAL THERAPY

  1. 1. SMELLAS AN EMOTIONAL STIMULANT IN HORTICULTURE THERAPY
  2. 2. • Improving quality of life through People-Plant interaction • Therapeutic, social and vocational benefits • Smell is a very powerful sense while comparing with our other senses Horticulture Therapy
  3. 3.  Specific smell receptors will stimulate specific areas of brain  Smells and colors can bring back old memories and boost your positive thoughts. Smell Emotions
  4. 4. ArtyPlantz  From last two and half years we are dealing with different kinds of people  From our sessions we understood that smell can make remarkable effect in human emotional system and have much importance in horticulture therapy Horticulture Therapy
  5. 5. “The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there”. George Bernard Shaw
  6. 6. Methodology • Four month Horticulture Therapy Program in Angel’s Orphanage, Shivajinagar, Bangalore • Four month Horticulture Therapy session with Green Connect program for the corporate people • Herbal bouquet making, fresh and dry flower arrangements, potpourri making, jewelry making, sensory stimulating games were some of the activities we used . Orphanage Corporate Male 17 11 Female 10 10 Total 27 21
  7. 7. Horticulture Therapy Program in orphanage • Our aim, to make significant improvement in mental strength and vocational skills • Implemented a garden with vegetable, fragrant and medicinal patches • Exhibition was done for the outside people • Rosenberg self esteem scale used for assessment 1. Pre Assessment 2. HT Garden 3. HT Activities 4. Post Assessment 5. Data Analysis 6. Report
  8. 8. Implementing HT Garden in the orphanage Succulent Wreath made by him
  9. 9. Dry flower vase Twig Pot Twig Toys
  10. 10. HT Impact in orphanage 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Pre and post Horticulture Therapy Impact Self esteem Pre Pre Post Post Mean Current thoughts-self esteem
  11. 11. Horticulture Therapy Program with Corporate people • Improving working efficiency and releasing stress were the two area we mainly focused • They participated in regular green connect programs and HT Sessions • Before and after assessment were done • DASS and The Workplace Stress Scale was used for the assessment 1. Pre Assessment 2. Green Connect program 3. HT Sessions 4. HT Activities 5. Post Assessment 6. Data analysis and Report
  12. 12. Plant Identification Leaf Collection
  13. 13. 1. Repotting 2. Leaf Identification 3. Craft making
  14. 14. HT and Green connect Impact in Corporates Mean 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 Pre and Post Horticulture Therapy Changes Stress Depression Stress in work place Post Post Post Post Pre Pre Pre Pre Anxiety
  15. 15. Conclusion • Improvement in self esteem was noted in orphanage children and reduction in personal and work place stress and also anxiety in corporate participants • HT not only gives awareness about nature but also teaching about the healing power of plants and how it can lift the quality of life.

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