The state of being free from physical or psychological disease, illness, or malfunction; wellness.
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A state of well-being or balance, often physical but sometimes also mental and social; the overall level of function of an organism from the cellular (micro) level to the social (macro) level.
(obsolete) Cure, remedy.
*, Bk.XVII, Ch.XI:
*:And she myght have a dysshfulle of bloode of a maydyn and a clene virgyne in wylle and in worke, and a kynges doughter, that bloode sholde be her helth , for to anoynte her withall.
(countable) A toast to prosperity.
* bill of health
* health food
* health worker
(rare) Nature-centered psychotherapy: the use of nature to promote mental health.
* 1998 , Randall White, “Psychiatry and Ecopsychology”, chapter 13 of Ante Lundberg (editor), The Environment and Mental Health: A Guide for Clinicians , Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, ISBN 9780805829075, page 211:
* 1998 , George William Burns, Nature-Guided Therapy: Brief Integrative Strategies for Health and Well-being , Psychology Press, ISBN 978-0-87630-850-9, page 76:
- In ’s version, providing ecopsychotherapy and changing our child rearing practices will reunite us with nature and help us avert environmental catastrophe.
* 2004 , Sebastiano Santostefano, Child Therapy in the Great Outdoors: A Relational View , Routledge, ISBN 978-0-88163-426-6, page 155:
- While psychotherapy has traditionally looked within the individual for answers, ecopsychotherapy explores how the answers may be found in our relationship with the natural environment.
- Ecopsychotherapy' was formulated by Burns (1998) In broad terms, ' ecopsychotherapy proposes that it is beneficial to shift attention away from internal personal problems toward sensory experiences that bring pleasure.