II Global Summit
Science, Nature and Health

April 16-17, 2024
Practical Application of Scientific Evidence
The Diputació de Barcelona and Forest Therapy Hub invite you to the
II Global Summit Science, Nature and Health
Free Online Seminar
All Time Zones | In English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation
The educational ecosystem is a living organism that feeds on the convergence of Innovation, Nature and Health. The II Global Summit fosters sustainability and professional development within a dynamic vital network that will allow attendees to engage with:

PROGRAMME

OPENING OF THE II GLOBAL SUMMIT SCIENCE, NATURE AND HEALTH

8:45 am Lisbon, London, Dublin | 9:45 am Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 10:45 am Riga, Helsinki, Athens | 2:15 pm New Delhi | 2:45 pm Bangkok | 4:45 pm Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan | 4:45 pm Seoul, Tokyo | 5:45 pm Sidney

Alex Gesse, Forest Therapy Hub Executive Director

Carlos García, Coordinator of the Natural Spaces and Green Infrastructure Area, Barcelona Provincial Council



MODULE 1. THE BEGINNING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

9:00 am Lisbon, London, Dublin | 10:00 am Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 11:00 am Riga, Helsinki, Athens | 1:30 pm New Delhi | 3:00 pm Bangkok | 4:00 pm Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan | 5:00 pm Seoul, Tokyo | 6:00 pm Sidney

Strategic Plan for Nature, Health and Well-being of the Natural Parks Network of the Barcelona Provincial Council
Xavier Roget, Tourism and Culture Advisor of the Parks Network of the Barcelona Provincial Council (Spain)

iNature 2030: A Roadmap for a Sustainable Tourism Approach on Nature and Health
Miguel Vasco Ribeiro, Executive Director of Destination, Agency for the Development of Nature Tourism (Portugal)

Developing Healthy Parks, Healthy People in Europe – From principles to practice in delivering healthier outcomes for people and nature
Pete Rawcliffe, Head of the People and Places Activity, NatureScot, NàdarAlba (United Kingdom)



MODULE 2. INTERDISCIPLINARY SOLUTIONS TO TACKLING GLOBAL CHALLENGES

10:30 am Lisbon, London, Dublin | 11:30 am Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 12:30 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens | 3:00 pm New Delhi | 4:30 pm Bangkok | 5:30 pm Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan | 6:30 pm Seoul, Tokyo | 7:30 pm Sidney

Applied Research for Sustainability Transitions: The Role of Environmental Psychology
Dr Ricardo García Mira, People-Environments Research Group, University of A Coruña, Galicia (Spain)

Making Healthy Cities through health-promoting urban planning
Sofía Aivalioti, Innovation Consultant for green and healthier cities at Bax & Company (Greece)

Can the work environment promote health, well-being and sustainability?
Sofia Duarte André, Coordinator of the 100% Well|Health and Well-being Program, Lisbon City Council (Portugal)

Lahti Health Forest: wellbeing from Nature
Taru Suutari, Project Manager in GoGreenRoutes -project in the City of Lahti (Finland)



MODULE 3. GREENING FOR RESILIENT MENTAL HEALTH

7:00 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile | 8:00 am Buenos Aires, São Paulo | 12:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 1:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 2:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens | 4:30 pm New Delhi | 6:00 pm Bangkok | 7:00 pm Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan | 8:00 pm Seoul, Tokyo | 9:00 pm Sidney

Using Forest Therapy as a therapeutic intervention with individuals with severe and complex mental health needs
Angela Stangoe, CEO for Mind in Hillingdon and Forest Therapist, Psychotherapist, Addictions Therapist, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Counselling Tutor and Professional Mediator (United Kingdom)
Evelyn Cecil, CEO & Head of Adult Mental Health Services, Forest Therapist, and Mental Health First Aid Trainer (United Kingdom)

Strategies to Improve Social and Mental Health
Vasileios Margaritis, Senior Researcher and Senior Lecturer in research methods and public health (Greece)
Eirianna Dragona, Education Unit Coordinator at KMOP (Greece)

From a sectoral to a nature based approach – a paradigm shift
Arjan Berkhuysen, President of Nature For Health Foundation (Netherlands)

Cognitive Health and Environmental Health: review and future proposals
Marta Balagué Mamaña, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Neurology Service Hospital de Sant Joan Despí Moisés Broggi (Spain)



MODULE 4. THE INTRICATE EFFORT TO DESIGN EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION: FROM PLANNING TO REAL EXPERIENCE

6:00 am Los Angeles, Vancouver | 7:00 am Mexico | 8:00 am Bogota, Lima, Chicago | 9:00 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile | 10:00 am Buenos Aires, São Paulo | 2:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 3:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 4:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens | 6:30 pm New Delhi | 8:00 pm Bangkok | 9:00 pm Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan | 10:00 pm Seoul, Tokyo | 11:00 pm Sidney

Cooking with Nature: Gastronomic Impacts on Human Health
Pep Nogué,
chef and gastronomic director of the Culinary Institute of Barcelona (Spain)
Anna Paré, dietician-nutritionist and director of the Integrative Healthy Cooking programme at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona (Spain)

Outdoor Experiential Session: Nature Connection Activities: Exploring the Human Desire of Connectedness
Marta Ayats,
Forest Therapy Hub Training Director & Wild White Author (Spain)



MODULE 5. THE NEW FRONTIER OF HEALTH: OUTDOOR THERAPIES

7:30 am Los Angeles, Vancouver | 8:30 am Mexico | 9:30 am Bogota, Lima, Chicago | 10:30 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile | 11:30 am Buenos Aires, São Paulo | 3:30 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 4:30 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 5:30 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens | 8:00 pm New Delhi | 9:30 pm Bangkok | 10:30 pm Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan | 11:30 pm Seoul, Tokyo

Theory in outdoor therapies. A brief overview
Professor Nevin J. Harper, Professor and Nature-based Therapist, University of Victoria (Canada)

Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy. A Method and Model for professionalism and a commitment to science
Alex Gesse, Forest Therapy Hub Executive Director (Spain)

Fibrowalk therapy, inclusive mountain and planetary health: a challenge of the present in feminine
Prof. Mayte Serrat, PhD, physiotherapist and psychologist, principal investigator and head of the FIBROWALK therapy at the Central Sensitization Syndromes Experience Unit of Vall d’Hebron Hospital, president of CIM Project (Inclusive Project Sports Association CIM) (Spain)

An integrative vision of adventure as a method and psychotherapeutic context
Alexander Rose, Clinical Psychologist, University Professor, and Director of Adventure Therapy (Spain) and the Adventure Therapy Institute (Germany) 



MODULE 6. PRESERVING THE OCEAN’S VITAL ROLE: STRIKING THE BALANCE FOR HUMAN HEALTH

9:00 am Los Angeles, Vancouver | 10:00 am Mexico | 11:00 am Bogota, Lima, Chicago | 12:00 pm New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile | 1:00 pm Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo | 5:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 6:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 7:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens | 9:30 pm New Delhi

Blue Mind: Water, Wellness and Wonder
Wallace J. Nichols, Blue Mind, PhD, Marine biologist, author, water-lover (USA)

Harvesting Hope from the Sea: Transforming Environmental Crisis, Sargassum Blooms, into Sustainable Value Chains for Ocean Protection, Conservation, and Triple-E Impact
Elena Martinez, Director of Research and Development at SOS Carbon. Oceanography, Blue Biotechnology, Ph.D. candidate in Biotechnology and Biomedicine (Dominican Republic)



MODULE 7. EMBEDDING NATURE INTO HEALTHCARE

10:30 am Los Angeles, Vancouver | 11:30 am Mexico | 12:30 pm Bogota, Lima, Chicago | 1:30 pm New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile | 2:30 Buenos Aires, São Paulo | 6:30 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 7:30 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 8:30 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Embracing an Aesthetic Mindset and Social Relationships to Reduce Loneliness and Promote Quality of Life: The RECETAS Project
Jill Litt, Professor of Environmental Health in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder and an Associated Researcher at the ISGlobal Barcelona (USA)

Immerse yourself in nature: Integrating planetary health into a physical activity program
Maria Estrada i Ocón, Head of the Area of Health Promotion, Wellbeing and Personal Care at Dipsalut since 2019. Degree in Psychology (UAB); Master in Group Analytical Psychotherapy (Deusto); Postgraduate in Human Resources for Companies and Organizations (UPC) (Spain)
Gemma Brunet Rivero, Girona Provincial Council, Diploma in Physiotherapy (UAB), Master in Health Promotion University of Girona, Diploma in Public Health, technical coordinator in the Area of Health Promotion, Well-being and People’s Care in Dipsalut (Spain)

Inclusive activities as a source of well-being and health for all
Dafne Farré, Technician of Public Use and Environmental Education in the Network of Natural Parks Diputació de Barcelona (Spain)

Nature therapies: to bring closer, to involve, to restore, to heal
Gabriela Reneé Rodriguez Fernandez, Psychologist, Colegio de Psicologia de Catalunya; President of the Association La Verveine Conscience-Balance-Health (Spain) 

Joining Up Nature and Health Priorities: Developing a Standard Evaluation Framework for examining the health impacts of outdoor interventions
Dave Bell, Principal Adviser, Health, Wellbeing & the Environment People and Nature Programme (UK)



MODULE 8. OUTDOOR EXPERIENTIAL SESSION (double session):
∙ NATURE-BASED CREATIVITY IN CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTS
∙ JOURNALING IN NATURE: SELF-REFLECTION AND CREATIVITY

12:00 pm Los Angeles, Vancouver | 1:00 pm Mexico | 2:00 pm Bogota, Lima, Chicago | 3:00 pm New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile | 4:00 pm Buenos Aires, São Paulo | 8:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 9:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 11:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Manuela Renzi, Forest Therapy Hub Trainer & Wild Blue Author (Italy)

Rocío Ferraro, Forest Therapy Hub Trainer & Com Director, founder of Shinrin Yoku Argentina (Argentina)



MODULE 9. TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE: LESSONS FROM COMMUNITIES & CULTURES

06:30 am (+1 day) Sidney | 13:30 pm Los Angeles, Vancouver | 2:30 pm Mexico | 3:30 pm Bogota, Lima, Chicago | 4:30 pm New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile | 5:30 pm Buenos Aires, São Paulo | 9:30 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 10:30 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 11:30 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Resilience for planetary survival
Paulino Najera Rivera, Founder of Rincón Ecológico y Cultural Térraba, FTHub Forest Bathing Guide (Costa Rica)

The culture of care as an ancestral practice 
Catalina Alexandra Herrera Caranguay, Bachelor in Education, professional technician in children’s pedagogy, community prevention agent, Cabildo Indígena de Santa Cruz Guachavez and member of the Cabildo de los Pastos in Bogotá, Nature Therapy Dynamizer of the Botanical Garden of Bogotá, student of the Master in University education, founder of the Caranguay Organization (Colombia)
Jhon Fredy Moreno Suarez, Art Education, District Advisor for Art, Culture and Heritage of Bogota, member of the Muyska Uqui-Suanapa community, Director of the foundation Academia El Escenario, Nature, Health and Culture Program of the educational sub-directorate of the Botanical Garden of Bogota (Colombia) 

Ancestral knowledge and forest bathing to offer peace tourism and enhance the value of the territory
Marta Battaini, OIKOS ONLUS, FTHub Forest Therapy Practitioner, Nurse, International Cooperation (Italia)
Don Raul Ortega, FTHub Forest Bathing Guide, Traditional Medical Doctor expert in ancestral knowledge (Colombia)
Rinna Yela, FTHub Forest Bathing Guide, Member of the indigenous women’s council of the Awa el Sande reservation. Daughter of the stars, of the grandmother stone-faced, reborn of the ancestors who claim justice for the earth (Colombia) 


MODULE 10. HEALING FORESTS, FOREST THERAPY STATIONS, AND FOREST WELL-BEING FACILITIES

9:00 am Lisbon, London, Dublin | 10:00 am Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 11:00 am Riga, Helsinki, Athens | 1:30 pm New Delhi | 3:00 pm Bangkok | 4:00 pm Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan | 5:00 pm Seoul, Tokyo | 6:00 pm Sidney

Healing forests – characteristics and potential of use
Dr. Stefanie Frech, Ph.D., Biologist, Project Manager International Certification Office Healing Forest, BioCon Valley® GmbH (Germany)

Forest Therapy Development in Taiwan
Chia-Pin (Simon) Yu, Ph.D. Associate Professor, School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University Deputy Director, the Experimental Forest, National Taiwan University Fulbright Scholar, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University (Taiwan)

TBA
Prof. Bum-Jin Park (South Korea)



MODULE 11. THE INTERSECTION WITH FUNDING: FROM RESEARCH TO INDUSTRY

10:30 am Lisbon, London, Dublin | 11:30 am Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 12:30 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens | 3:00 pm New Delhi | 4:30 pm Bangkok | 5:30 pm Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan | 6:30 pm Seoul, Tokyo | 7:30 pm Sidney

Creating a Healthy Ecosystem: for People, Animals, and the Environment
Susanne Henne, Management One Health Region Vorpommern and One Health Research Centre at University Greifswald (Germany)

The Wellbeing City, from Urban Development to Ecosystem Design
Gian Marco Morigi, Research and Sustainable Development Manager, Impact One (Germany)

Dose of Nature: A pioneering digital solution to build environmental health habits
Marta Pahissa Espluga, Head of Environmental Transformation at DKV Seguros (Spain)



MODULE 12. NATURE AND CULTURE

7:00 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile | 8:00 am Buenos Aires, São Paulo | 12:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 1:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 2:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens | 4:30 pm New Delhi | 6:00 pm Bangkok | 7:00 pm Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan | 8:00 pm Seoul, Tokyo | 9:00 pm Sidney

Cultural programmes linked to nature as proposals for wellbeing and health
Josep Melero Bellmunt, Head of the Public Use and Environmental Education Section of the Natural Parks Network, Diputació de Barcelona (Spain)

Unlocking the Potential of Urban Nature for Enhancing Citizens’ Well-being in Stressed Cities: Insights from Hong Kong
William Tsang, Founder of Nature Bathing (Hong Kong)

Culture as “second” nature. Intersections
Alejandro Gumá, sociologist, researcher, coordinator part of the Transcultura Program: Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through Culture and Creativity of UNESCO

Natural Playgrounds: The Science and Irony behind an Obvious Climate Solution
Adam Bienestock, Designer, builder, researcher of nature-based play spaces, founder of Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds (Canada)



MODULE 13. CASTING A VISION: THE FUTURE OF FOREST THERAPY

6:00 am Los Angeles, Vancouver | 7:00 am Mexico | 8:00 am Bogota, Lima, Chicago | 9:00 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile | 10:00 am Buenos Aires, São Paulo | 2:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 3:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 4:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens | 6:30 pm New Delhi | 8:00 pm Bangkok | 9:00 pm Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan | 10:00 pm Seoul, Tokyo | 11:00 pm Sidney

Moderator: Alex Gesse, Forest Therapy Hub Executive Director

Dr. Guangyu Wang, Associate Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, Director of the UBC’s Multidisciplinary Institute of Natural Therapy (MINT), Director National Park Research Centre (Canada)

Forest Therapy for Public Health in Korea: Lesson from the COVID Pandemic
Won Sop Shin
, Ph.D., Researcher, Professor at Chungbuk National University (South Korea)

Dr. Liu Lijun, Chinese Forest Therapy expert (China)

From a feeling to a science: Effect of forest bathing/shinrin-yoku/forest therapy on human health
Dr. Qing Li,
Professor at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Nippon Medical School in Tokyo, Japan. President of the Japanese Society of Forest Medicine, Vice president and Secretary General of the International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine (INFOM) and a Director of the Forest Therapy Society in Japan (Japan)



MODULE 14. INTO THE HEART OF THE WOODS: IN-DEPTH RESEARCH ON HUMAN HEALTH AND FORESTS

7:30 am Los Angeles, Vancouver | 8:30 am Mexico | 9:30 am Bogota, Lima, Chicago | 10:30 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile | 11:30 am Buenos Aires, São Paulo | 3:30 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 4:30 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 5:30 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens | 8:00 pm New Delhi | 9:30 pm Bangkok | 10:30 pm Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan | 11:30 pm Seoul, Tokyo

Research evidence for the physiological health benefits of Forest bathing, and impacts on coping with chronic illness
Kirsten McEwan, PhD, Derby University (United Kingdom)

Lessons from a three-year green social prescribing pilot project in England
Dr Liz O’Brien, Principal Social Scientist of Society and Environment Research Group (United Kingdom)

City Trees for Well-Being
Kathleen Wolf, Research social scientist at the University of Washington, Theory and methods of environmental psychology, urban forestry, human health response (USA)

Integrating nature and physical activity in the promotion of mental health and emotional well-being
Antoni Sanz, Associate Professor. Department of Basic Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain)



MODULE 15. ACCOMPLISHED STORIES OF IMPLEMENTING SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

9:00 am Los Angeles, Vancouver | 10:00 am Mexico | 11:00 am Bogota, Lima, Chicago | 12:00 pm New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile | 1:00 pm Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo | 5:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 6:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 7:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens | 9:30 pm New Delhi

Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy projects as resources for Health and Well-being
Marta Ayats, Forest Therapy Hub Training Director & Wild White Author (Spain)

Forest Therapy as practical support for psychosocial rehabilitation for children with abuse experience
Mg. Psych Inga Dreimane, addiction prevention through nature, Latvian Association of Addiction Psychologists, Forest Therapy Practitioner (Latvia)

Forest Therapy: Practical experiences from Spain and Mexico
María Guadalupe Garibay Chávez, Research Professor at the University of Guadalajara, research nature and oncology patients with Oncovalles (Mexico)
Eduard Corbera, Sound Therapist, FTHub Forest Therapy Practitioner (Spain) 
Patricia García Peinado, FTHub Forest Therapy Practitioner, Environmental Education, International Cooperation (Spain)

Green Wellbeing for university students
Hanna McNeilly, MD, PhD in Social Anthropology, Lecturer at The University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)



MODULE 16. BEAUTY, NATURE, AND NEUROSCIENCE

10:30 am Los Angeles, Vancouver | 11:30 am Mexico | 12:30 pm Bogota, Lima, Chicago | 1:30 pm New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile | 2:30 Buenos Aires, São Paulo | 6:30 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 7:30 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 8:30 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Beauty for health and conservation
Eliseth Leão, PhD, Senior Researcher and Full Professor of the Graduate Program In Health Sciences At Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo (Brazil)

Can Beauty Save the World? — Implications for Individual and Collective Well-Being
Rhett Diessner, professor Emeritus of Psychology Lewis-Clark State College, USA, Associate Global Faculty member Bahá’í Institute of Higher Education, Iran (USA)

Your Brain on Nature
Jennifer Walsh, Founder and Creative Director of Lost Art of Being Human and Walk with Walsh. Faculty advisor at UPenn, Center for Neuroaesthetics (USA)



MODULE 17. OUTDOOR EXPERIENTIAL SESSION (double session):
∙ NATURE CONNECTEDNESS IN BLUE SPACES
∙ EXPRESSIVE ARTS IN NATURE

12:00 pm Los Angeles, Vancouver | 1:00 pm Mexico | 2:00 pm Bogota, Lima, Chicago | 3:00 pm New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile | 4:00 pm Buenos Aires, São Paulo | 8:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 9:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 11:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Manuela Renzi, Forest Therapy Hub Immersions Director & Wild Blue Author (Italy)

Marta Grabowska, Forest Therapy Hub Trainer & Dom Oddechu Founder – House of Breath (Poland)



MODULE 18. BRIDGING EXPERIENCES WITH REALITY

06:30 am (+1 day) Sidney | 1:30 pm Los Angeles, Vancouver | 2:30 pm Mexico | 3:30 pm Bogota, Lima, Chicago | 4:30 pm New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile | 5:30 pm Buenos Aires, São Paulo | 9:30 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 10:30 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 11:30 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Bring nature to life
Yawei Wei, MSc. in Sustainable Environmental Management | MSc student in Forestry | Graduate Teaching Assistant The University of British Columbia (Canada)

Report on the Benefits to Perceived Well-being of Forest Bathing in Argentina and the Current Situation
Rocío Ferraro, Forest Therapy Hub Trainer & Com Director, founder of Shinrin Yoku Argentina (Argentina)

Horticultural Therapy as an integrative tool: case of an institutionalised child in Peru
Daniela Silva-Rodríguez Bonazzi, Institute of Therapeutic and Social Horticulture of Peru (Peru)

Rejuvenating Connections: Using Nature to Alleviate Educator Stress
Susan Andrien, Clinical Director of the Destiny Arts Center, founder of Hope Reimagined Mental Health & Educational Support Services (USA)


SPEAKERS

Nevin J. Harper, PhD
Professor and Nature-based Therapist, University of Victoria (Canada)
Won Sop Shin
Ph.D., Researcher, Professor at Chungbuk National University (South Korea)
Dr. Ricardo García Mira
People-Environments Research Group, University of A Coruña, Galicia (Spain)
Marta Ayats
Nurse, Mg Tropical Medicine & FTHub Forest Therapy Practitioner, FTHub Training Coordinator (Spain)
Marta Grabowska
Forest Therapy Hub Trainer & Dom Oddechu Founder - House of Breath (Poland)
Dr. Stefanie Frech
Ph.D., Biologist, Project Manager International Certification Office Healing Forest, BioCon Valley® GmbH (Germany)
Rhett Diessner
Professor Emeritus of Psychology Lewis-Clark State College, USA, Associate Global Faculty member Bahá’í Institute of Higher Education, Iran (USA)
Angela Stangoe
CEO for Mind in Hillingdon and Forest Therapist, Psychotherapist, Addictions Therapist, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Counselling Tutor and Professional Mediator (United Kingdom)
Marta Battaini
OIKOS ONLUS (Italia)
Miguel Vasco Ribeiro
Executive Director of Destination, Agency for the Development of Nature Tourism (Portugal)
Sofia Aivalioti
Green & Healthy Cities Consultant & Lead Expert URBACT IV (Greece)
Kathleen Wolf
Research social scientist at the University of Washington, Theory and methods of environmental psychology, urban forestry, human health response (USA)
Dafne Farré
Technician of Public Use and Environmental Education in the Network of Natural Parks, Diputació de Barcelona (Spain)
Elena Martinez
Director of Research and Development at SOS Carbon. Oceanography, Blue Biotechnology, Ph.D. candidate in Biotechnology and Biomedicine (Dominican Republic)
Josep Melero Bellmunt
Head of the Public Use and Environmental Education in the Network of Natural Parks, Diputació de Barcelona (Spain)
Marta Balagué Mamaña
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Neurology Service Hospital de Sant Joan Despí Moisés Broggi (Spain)
Catalina Alexandra Herrera Caranguay
Bachelor in Education, professional technician in children's pedagogy, community prevention agent, Cabildo Indígena de Santa Cruz Guachavez and member of the Cabildo de los Pastos in Bogotá, Nature Therapy Dynamizer of the Botanical Garden of Bogotá, student of the Master in University education, founder of the Caranguay Organization (Colombia)
William Tsang
Founder of Nature Bathing (Hong Kong)
Alexander Rose
Clinical Psychologist, University Professor, and Director of Adventure Therapy (Spain) and the Adventure Therapy Institute (Germany)
Susan Andrien
Clinical Director of the Destiny Arts Center, founder of Hope Reimagined Mental Health & Educational Support Services (USA)
Marta Pahissa Espluga
Head of Environmental Transformation at DKV Seguros (Spain)
Alex Gesse
Forest Therapy Hub Executive Director (Spain)
Dr Liz O’Brien
Principal Social Scientist of Society and Environment Research Group (United Kingdom)
Eliseth Leão
PhD, Senior Researcher And Full Professor Of The Graduate Program In Health Sciences At Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo (Brazil)
Mg. Psych Inga Dreimane
Latvian Association of Addiction Psychologists (Latvia)
Yawei Wei
MSc. in Sustainable Environmental Management | MSc student in Forestry | Graduate Teaching Assistant The University of British Columbia (Canada)
Paulino Najera Rivera
Founder of Rincón Ecológico y Cultural Térraba (Ecological and Cultural Area Térraba), FTHub Forest Bathing Guide (Costa Rica)
Antoni Sanz
Associate Professor. Department of Basic Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Eirianna Dragona
Education Unit Coordinator at KMOP (Greece)
Evelyn Cecil
CEO & Head of Adult Mental Health Services, Forest Therapist, and Mental Health First Aid Trainer (United Kingdom)
Patricia García Peinado
FTHub Forest Therapy Professional, Environmental Education, International Cooperation (Spain)
Pep Nogué
Chef and gastronomic director of the Culinary Institute of Barcelona (Spain)
Hanna McNeilly
MD, PhD in Social Anthropology, Lecturer at The University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Susanne Henne
Management One Health Region Vorpommern and One Health Research Centre at University Greifswald (Germany)
Rinna Yela
FTHub Forest Bathing Guide, Member of the indigenous women's council of the Awa el Sande reservation. Daughter of the stars, of the grandmother stone-faced, reborn of the ancestors who claim justice for the earth (Colombia)
Gabriela Reneé Rodriguez Fernandez
Psychologist, Colegio de Psicologia de Catalunya; President of the Association La Verveine Conscience-Balance-Health (Spain)
Wallace J. Nichols
Blue Mind, PhD, Marine biologist, author, water-lover (USA)
Jhon Fredy Moreno Suarez
Art Education, District Advisor for Art, Culture and Heritage of Bogota, member of the Muyska Uqui-Suanapa community, Director of the foundation Academia El Escenario, Nature, Health and Culture Program of the educational sub-directorate of the Botanical Garden of Bogota (Colombia)
Pete Rawcliffe
Head of the People and Places Activity, NatureScot, NàdarAlba (UK)
Sofia Duarte André
Coordinator of the 100% Well|Health and Well-being Program, Lisbon City Council (Portugal)
Dave Bell
Principal Adviser: Health, Wellbeing & the Environment People and Nature Programme (UK)
Arjan Berkhuysen
President of Nature For Health Foundation (Netherlands)
Xavier Roget
Tourism and Culture Advisor of the Parks Network of the Barcelona Provincial Council (Spain)
Dr Guangyu Wang
Associate Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, Director of the UBC’s Multidisciplinary Institute of Natural Therapy (MINT), Director National Park Research Centre (Canada)
Dr. Liu Lijun
Chinese Forest Therapy expert (China)
María Guadalupe Garibay Chávez
PhD, Research professor at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico)
Kirsten McEwan (PhD)
Derby University (United Kingdom)
Manuela Renzi
Forest Therapy Hub Trainer & Wild Blue Author (Italy)
Daniela Silva-Rodríguez Bonazzi
Institute of Therapeutic and Social Horticulture of Peru (Peru)
Chia-Pin (Simon) Yu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University Deputy Director, the Experimental Forest, National Taiwan University Fulbright Scholar, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University (Taiwan)
Rocío Ferraro
Forest Therapy Hub Trainer & Com Director, founder of Shinrin Yoku Argentina (Argentina)
Vasileios Margaritis
Senior Researcher and Senior Lecturer in research methods and public health (Greece)
Jennifer Walsh
Founder and Creative Director of Lost Art of Being Human and Walk with Walsh. Faculty advisor at UPenn, Center for Neuroaesthetics (USA)
Eduard Corbera
Sound Therapist, FTHub Forest Therapy Professional (Spain)
Anna Paré
Dietician-nutritionist and director of the Integrative Healthy Cooking programme at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona (Spain)
Prof. Mayte Serrat
PhD, physiotherapist and psychologist, principal investigator and head of the FIBROWALK therapy at the Central Sensitization Syndromes Experience Unit of Vall d’Hebron Hospital, president of CIM Project (Inclusive Project Sports Association CIM) (Spain)
Don Raul Ortega
FTHub Forest Bathing Guide, Traditional Medical Doctor expert in ancestral knowledge (Colombia)
Dr. Qing Li
Professor at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Nippon Medical School in Tokyo, Japan. President of the Japanese Society of Forest Medicine, Vice president and Secretary General of the International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine (INFOM) and a Director of the Forest Therapy Society in Japan (Japan)
Gemma Brunet Rivero
Girona Provincial Council, Diploma in Physiotherapy (UAB), Master in Health Promotion University of Girona, Diploma in Public Health, technical coordinator in the Area of Health Promotion, Well-being and People’s Care in Dipsalut (Spain)
Taru Suutari
Project Manager in GoGreenRoutes -project in the City of Lahti (Finland)
Maria Estrada i Ocón
Head of the Area of Health Promotion, Wellbeing and Personal Care at Dipsalut since 2019. Degree in Psychology (UAB); Master in Group Analytical Psychotherapy (Deusto); Postgraduate in Human Resources for Companies and Organizations (UPC) (Spain)
Alejandro Gumá
Sociologist, researcher, coordinator part of the Transcultura Program: Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through Culture and Creativity of UNESCO
Gian Marco Morigi
Research and Sustainable Development Manager, Impact One (Germany)
This is the result of extensive work considering ways outside the current social and environmental paradigm to improve social inclusion, social cohesion and sustainable development.

Sign up to get more information about Congresses, Seminars and Webinars.

ORGANISERS

ASSOCIATES

Shopping Basket
Scroll to Top