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
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,
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
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
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.
Rik de Vreese fell in love with forestry 20 years ago. A PhD in Human Ecology, a degree in Applied Biological Sciences and specialized in forest management, this peri-urban boy who planted his own tree at 8 years old often passes by that forest with a kind of pride, and has recently experienced in a