Bird Therapy

Bird Therapy

When Joe Harkness suffered a breakdown in 2013, he tried all the things his doctor recommended: medication helped, counselling was enlightening, and mindfulness grounded him. But nothing came close to nature, particularly birds. How had he never noticed such beauty before? Soon, every avian encounter took him one step closer to accepting who he is.

The positive change in Joe's wellbeing was so profound that he started a blog to record his experience. Three years later he has become a spokesperson for the benefits of birdwatching, spreading the word everywhere from Radio 4 to Downing Street.

In this groundbreaking book filled with practical advice, Joe explains the impact that birdwatching had on his life, and invites the reader to discover these extraordinary effects for themselves.

Title:Bird Therapy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781783527724
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    Bird Therapy Reviews

  • Diane S ?

    3.5 Could birds be the answer? Although this is set in the UK and the mental health statistics are grim, in the USA they are just as bad. So many people suffer from anxiety or depression, or both that...

  • Lou

    Nature is amazing. It has a power that almost all other entities lack; Joe Harkness knows this first-hand as nature, and particularly his affinity with birds, has helped him navigate around all-consum...

  • Paul

    Just as he was putting the twisted bed sheet around his neck, the front door opened and footsteps pounded up the stairs. A firm but kind voice persuaded him to pause and think again. He did. This act ...

  • Donna Maguire

    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/...This book appealed to me on a number of levels, I have had a tough time with my health previously and I love going out birdwatching and experiencing nature so i...

  • Andi

    I didn't quite get this finished through Pigeonhole, but the bits that I managed to read, I really really enjoyed.I bought the e version as I want to enjoy it at a leisurely pace when I can focus my m...

  • Grrlscientist

    As we go through life, we all suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune at some time or another. Loss of a loved one. Divorce. Illness. Unemployment. A domineering boss. Co-workers who steal ...

  • Tiffany Francis-Baker

    Uplifting, honest, funny and vulnerable - a brilliant book for anyone looking to fight off the anxiety of modern life through a closer connection to nature. Joe’s book is incredibly heartfelt and ge...

  • Nigel Richards

    Essential reading for this generation.Get off your phones, get outside and marvel at what’s around you.It’s free you know!...

  • Tilly

    4.5 starsI thoroughly enjoyed this book! As a lover of birds and birdwatching and also someone that suffers from anxiety, this book was made for me!Joe Harkness spoke seamlessly about his journey with...

  • Trevor

    I have been a birder for many decades and over the last few years, I have been hooked by bird photography. I have also had my struggles with my health, so the title of this book attracted me at once. ...