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Wildlife, photography and clinical research come together to improve human health

Lis Leão has dedicated many years to the study of pain. She is one of a kind. She created the research group e-Nature who studies the impact of nature in patients and healthcare workers, and the groundbreaking scientifically-validated bank of images that produce well-being in clinical contexts, e-NatPOEM.  A nurse, researcher and wildlife photographer, she …

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Art and nature: a festival celebrating forests, water and community

Lorena Chiarcos (Latisana, Italy) has an expansive warm sense of humor. An Artistic Mediator Counselor by the Gestalt Institute, a Forest Bathing Guide trained by FTHub and president of Anthea Art Studio, she “looks at the person as an indivisible whole of body and mind”.  Forest Bathing was a calling that led this powerful woman, …

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The revolution in the management of natural parks for the health and well-being of people

Xavier Roget is passionate about his profession, nature and interpersonal relationships. “I’m like one of those crazy people,” he says, and indeed he has been revolutionizing the management of natural parks since long ago with a model based on innovation, communication “bridges” and alliances that turn into friendships. A Forestry Engineer, Tourism and Culture Advisor …

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Nevin Harper, PhD, RCC: “The less you prescribe, the better they find the path. Nature provides”

Meet Nevin in first person, a leading international Adventure Therapy researcher, guide and professor.  Nevin Harper, PhD, RCC, Professor at the University of Victoria (Canada), a career outdoor educator, wilderness guide, youth worker and registered clinical counsellor. He presents internationally on outdoor therapies as a researcher, author, trainer and consultant. He is also an FTHub …

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Healing Forests: standards for a therapeutic concept of nature

Dr. Anne Rabes and Jan Schmidt are both Project Managers at the “International Certification Office Healing Forest”, which is operated by BioCon Valley® GmbH.  BioCon Valley® is the network of the health economy and life science in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, and co organizer of the IV International Congress “Forests and its Potential for Health” in Luso/Portugal. …

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