Bird Therapy by Joe Harkness

Wainwright Prize Nature WritingWhen 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.

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 profound effects for themselves.

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About the author

Wainwright Prize Nature WritingJoe Harkness has been writing his Bird Therapy blog for the last four years. He has written for Birdwatch magazine, The Curlew and the i newspaper, among others. Joe also speaks about his experiences and has recorded three ‘tweets of the day’ for BBC Radio 4. He works as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator and has worked with vulnerable groups for nine years.