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Mindfulness & Nature-Based Therapeutic Techniques for Children

Creative Activities for Emotion Regulation, Resilience and Connectedness

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Cheryl Fisher, PhD, NCC, LCPC, ACS
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Nov 05, 2019
PESI Publishing
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Whether you’re in the therapy office, a classroom, in the city, or the countryside, using nature-based activities with children is always possible, and incredibly therapeutic. By integrating these activities with mindfulness, therapists and educators can harness the power of both treatments, and help children become calm, alert and happier human beings. Mindfulness and Nature-Based Therapeutic Techniques for Children provides evidence-based, practical, accessible and FUN activities to promote:

  • Self-regulation
  • Cognitive and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Sensory regulation
  • Play and creativity
  • Empathy
  • Resilience to cope with trauma and grief

Dozens of activities for children of all ages!



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Cheryl Fisher, PhD, NCC, LCPC, ACS,  is a licensed clinical professional counselor and counselor-educator with 30 years of clinical and educational experience with individuals, families and children. She is a certified trauma professional and an abuse and domestic violence specialist with extensive clinical experience working with trauma survivors of all ages. Dr. Fisher was awarded the Governor’s Award for her clinical work in trauma. She has deployed with the American Red Cross Mental Health Team both locally and nationally. Dr. Fisher is often assisted by her co-therapists, Max and Lily- golden doodle therapy dogs and a beta fish named Olive.

An international presenter, Dr. Fisher conducts research in the areas of nature and mental health, in addition to spirituality and meaning-construction. She is a columnist- The Counseling Connoisseur- for Counseling Today Online. Dr. Fisher has a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision with an emphasis in the integration of psychology and spirituality, and an M.S. in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. She is certified in Jungian Sandtray work and play therapy. Dr. Fisher’s writing projects include Homegrown Psychotherapy: Nature-Informed Counseling and the Dr. Sophia children’s book series that connect children to nature in healing ways.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Cheryl Fisher maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Alliant International University. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Cheryl Fisher serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, and The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and several other professional organizations. For a complete list, please contact


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