The Secret Life of Trees
Try to read the Secret Life of Trees while sitting under or sitting near a tree, or even looking at a tree outside your window. As you read each chapter, write your notes and reflections, relating what you notice and see about the tree you are looking at and what you are reading. Develop your notes into a mini-paper where you explore your novel thoughts, express your understanding of the concepts, and build several points of view you consider to be the “take-home” messages from the book. That is, based on your reading, what facts or idea should everyone be aware of and why. How do trees, in your opinion, relate to psychological concepts as metaphors, are trees depressed? Are the anxious? Why might we need to learn to listen to trees in order to improve self and other understanding?
You can also read and refer to (use direct quotes whenever possible) this article about the healing powers of nature. This article, in other words, can help you to tie the book together with psychological concepts.