SMELL AS AN EMOTIONAL STIMULANT IN HORTICULTURAL THERAPY

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