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Menla Online: Introduction to Forest Bathing - How to Guide Wellness and Nature Connection Experiences

June 05 - June 05, 2020

Alex Gesse

Nicole Elmgart

Shirley Gleeson

Oskar Elmgart

In the last years, a great number of scientific research has shown the different health benefits of spending time in nature. Forest Bathing is the wellness and preventive medicine practice originated in Japan which effectively acts on stress reduction and preventing diseases like depression, insomnia, and burnout. On the other hand, Forest Therapy consists of nature-based interventions designed to support treatment or rehabilitation of specific populations.However, how can you design and create a forest bathing experience or a forest therapy intervention? How can you apply the knowledge demonstrated by science in order to guide people in nature walks to improve their health and for them to have truly restorative experiences?In this webinar, you will learn to plan nature-based activities informed and supported by science, in a way that can enhance the holistic benefits of these experiences.We will touch on part one of the 5x5 Model, an exclusive tool by the Forest Therapy Institute, that will support you in making evidence-based and informed decisions when developing and designing Forest Bathing walks and Forest Therapy interventions, retreats, workshops, programs, etc.FTI's unique 5×5 Model was developed from research conducted with 121 Forest Therapy Practitioners, scientists, land managers and health professionals from 28 countries on the core skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to be a world-class guide.Reserve your spot now. Only 100 spots available!
ScheduleFriday, June 5th
  • 1 - 2pm EST

ABOUT THE TEACHERs

Alex Gesse

Alex Gesse Founder, FTI & Instituto de Baños de Bosque and the Instituto de Banhos de Floresta de Portugal.  As opposed to the daily stress of urban life, Alex facilitates and develops nature connection techniques so that all people can experience the health benefits of natu...

Nicole Elmgart

Nicole Elmgart Founder Treebath, Inc., Certified Forest Therapists With her dedication to a life-long appreciation for Nature, Nicole formed Treebath after becoming certified as a Forest Therapy Guide in 2017. Partner and head of the cyber security practice at a New York-based La...

Shirley Gleeson

Shirley Gleeson FTI Programme & Research Coordinator, Senior Trainer & Mentor Shirley Gleeson is a nature and well-being Consultant and the founder of Ecowellness Consulting Limited, formerly known as Nature, Health & Wellbeing Ireland. She lives in Dublin. Shirley holds master...

Oskar Elmgart

Oskar Elmgart Co-Founder, Treebath, Inc. Certified Forest Therapists As an experienced early childhood educator, Swedish-born Oskar Elmgart leads Treebath’s children's programs. Oskar created Treebath’s sustainability curriculum, loosely based on a successful 60-year old Swed...

UPCOMING EVENTS

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