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Resource Guide for those Interested in Integrative Health Coaching: 06. Physical Environment

Resources for Informed Health Care

Books and CD-ROMS


Clutter’s Last Stand by Don Aslett (2005).

Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind, edited by Linda Buzzell and Craig Chalquist (2009).

Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being by Esther Sternberg (2009).

Home Enlightenment: Create a Nurturing, Healthy, and Toxin-Free Home by Annie Bond (2008).

The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters by Sarah Susanka (2007).

Super Natural Home: Improve Your Health, Home, and Planet--One Room at a Time by Beth Greer (2009).

Taming the Paper Tiger at Home by Barbara Hemphill (2005).

Taming the Paper Tiger at Work by Barbara Hemphill (2005).



Yoga Break by Rodney Yee and Donna Fone.

Physical Environment

Evolving science suggests that your surroundings can influence your health in many ways.  It is important to give some thought to how your environment can support your health:  creating a nurturing space that facilitates relaxation, or a special place to build your mind-body practices; arranging workspaces and selecting furniture that supports your body; exploring options for dealing with concerns you may have about toxic exposure, safety, noise, clutter and other aspects of your environment.