III Ibero-American Summit
Nature, Health and Well-being
May 31 - June 4, 2022
Practical application of scientific evidence

The Diputació de Barcelona and Forest Therapy Hub invite to

III Ibero-American Summit Nature, Health and Well-being

[in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation | Free Online Seminar ]

From innovation, health and well-being, the III Seminar is an opportunity to learn about:

Recorded Lectures Available

Program:

Opening of the III Ibero-American Seminar Nature, Health and Well-being

2:45 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 7:45 am Mexico, Bogota, Lima | 8:45 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile  | 9:45 am Buenos aires | 1:45 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 3:45 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Alex Gesse, Forest Therapy Hub Executive Director 

Valentí Junyent, Deputy Delegate for Natural Areas

Module 1: Protected Natural Spaces and Well-being

3:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 8:00 am Mexico, Bogota, Lima | 9:00 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile  | 10:00 am Buenos aires | 2:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 4:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Xavier Roget, Tourism and Culture Advisor of the Parks Network of the Barcelona Provincial Council (Spain) - The vision of the Natural Parks Network of Barcelona.

Diego Cannestraci, Secretary of Sustainable Development. Ministry of Tourism of the Province of Rio Negro (Argentina).

Miguel Vasco Ribeiro, Executive Director of Destination, Agency for the Development of Nature (Portugal) - iNature, my Nature: diversity as ground for unique tourism experiences.

Module 2: Social Prescribing and Green Prescription

4:30 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 9:30 am Mexico, Bogota, Lima  | 10:30 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile  | 11:30 am Buenos Aires | 3:30 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 5:30 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Marta Pahissa Espluga, Responsible for Environmental Transformation at DKV Seguros (Spain).

Dr. 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) - Bridging Nature and Mental Wellbeing through Nature-Based Social Prescribing: An Overview of the RECETAS Project.

Dr. Melissa Lem, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Director, PaRx / Park Prescriptions, BC Parks Foundation (Canada) - PaRx: A Prescription for Patient and Planetary Health.

Module 3: Planetary Health and Public Policy

6:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 11:00 am Mexico, Bogota, Lima | 12:00 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile  | 1:00 pm  Buenos Aires | 5:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 7:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Dr. Ricardo García Mira, People-Environments Research Group University Of A Coruna, Galicia (Spain) - The social perspective of the transition towards clean energies.

Dinora Dique, General Director, Metropolitan Natural Park (Panama) - Protected areas provide environmental services for a better quality of life.

To be confirmed.

Module 4: Therapeutic Horticulture and Art Therapy

3:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 8:00 am Mexico, Bogota, Lima | 9:00 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile  | 10:00 am Buenos aires | 2:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 4:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Antonio Gonzalez (PhD), Universidad Nacional España a Distancia UNED (Spain) - The therapeutic garden as a space for ecopsychotherapy.

Daniela Silva-Rodríguez Bonazzi, Institute of Therapeutic and Social Horticulture of Peru (Peru) - Sensory stimulation of nature for mental health.

Rita Nunes da Ponte, Art-Psychotherapist, Member of the Scientific Committee of SPAT, Sociedade Portuguesa de Arte-Terapia (Portugal) - Art Therapy and the change of the internal landscape.

Module 5: Ecotourism and Well-being

4:30 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 9:30 am Mexico, Bogota, Lima  | 10:30 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile  | 11:30 am Buenos Aires | 3:30 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 5:30 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Francesca Corona, Certified Forest Bathing Guide by FTHub (Italy) - Forest Bathing in Cervia – Milano Marittima: the new frontier for green tourism in support of the local ecosystem.

Cristian Sollner Olivares and Mikaela Lukacs Van Yurick, Executive Director and Managing Director of Rukakutral (Chile) -  Nature & Wellness Experiences.

Claudia Tolosa Ruiz, Forest Therapy Practitioner, Founder of Hummus Therapy & Sandra Poyatos i Larios, Co-founder of Cabanas Dosrius (Spain) 

Module 6: Forest Bathing and Well-being

6:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 11:00 am Mexico, Bogota, Lima | 12:00 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile  | 1:00 pm  Buenos Aires | 5:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 7:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Manuela Renzi, FTHub Trainer (Italy) - The fascinating world of Forest Bathing for teenagers.

Alicia Andrés Ramos, Founder of Artesavia, journalist, writer and Certified Forest Bathing Guide by FTHub (Spain) - Bosquegrafías: a dialogue between art and nature.

Oihana Orkolaga Fernandez, Education Technician, Cristina Enea Foundation (Spain) - Forest Bathing in urban environments.

Antonia Pulido, Councillor of Tourism. Sant Pere de Ribes City Council (Spain).

Module 7:  Environmental Psychology and Ecopsychology

3:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 8:00 am Mexico, Bogota, Lima | 9:00 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile  | 10:00 am Buenos aires | 2:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 4:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Marcella Danon, Ecopsychologist, Ecopsiché,, School of Ecopsychology (Italy) - Ecopsychology & Personal Growth.

María Guadalupe Garibay Chávez, Research professor at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico) -Activities in nature-forest bathing: therapeutic practice for mental health. Contribution from Mexico.

Ana Loureiro (PhD), Associate Professor at Universidade Lusófona. HEI-Lab: Digital Human-Environment Interaction Lab (Portugal) - Natural settings, connectedness and well-being.

Module 8: Nature and Adventure Therapy

4:30 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 9:30 am Mexico, Bogota, Lima  | 10:30 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile  | 11:30 am Buenos Aires | 3:30 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 5:30 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Professor Nevin J. Harper, PhD, RCC (Registered Clinical Counselor), University of Victoria (Canada) - Adventures in Nature-based therapy.

Dr. D. Maurie Lung, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, CEO, Life Adventures Counseling & Consulting, Director of Adventure-based and Nature-based Counseling, Prescott College (USA) - Nature and Adventure Therapy.

Mathias Roitman, Group Facilitator, Asociación Experientia (Spain) - Adventure Therapy as a tool for social impact.

Module 9: Forest Therapy 

6:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 11:00 am Mexico, Bogota, Lima | 12:00 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile  | 1:00 pm  Buenos Aires | 5:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 7:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Alex Gesse, Executive Director of the Forest Therapy Hub (Spain) - FTHub Method and Liquid Interactions Model for Forest Therapy Interventions.

Mg. Psych Inga Dreimane, "Latvian Association of Addiction Psychologists" (Latvia) - Psychologist & Forest Therapy Practitioner.

Dr. Hugh Asher PhD., ‘An Darach Forest Therapy’ and ‘Darach Social Croft”, FTHub Forest Therapy Practitioner (Scotland) -The Benefits of Forest Bathing and Nature-Connection Activities for People Experiencing Arthritis.

Marta Ayats, Nurse, Mg Tropical Medicine & FTHub Forest Therapy Practitioner, FTHub Training Coordinator (Spain) - At the Heart of Forest Therapy and Social Prescribing: Forest Therapy Interventions for Victims of Gender Violence.

Johanna Maluenda Terreros, Head of Avifes Community and Independent Living Area, Biscayan Association of Family Members and People with Mental Illness (Spain) - Feeling Green: Forest Bathing and Mental Health.

Module 10: Nature and Mental Health

3:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 8:00 am Mexico, Bogota, Lima | 9:00 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile  | 10:00 am Buenos aires | 2:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 4:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Montse Subirana-Malaret (PhD), Universitat De Barcelona (Spain) - Wellbeing and Mental Health Following the Footsteps of the Cathars through the Pyrenees.

Kirsten McEwan (PhD), Universidad de Derby (Gran Bretaña) - Forest Bathing can reduce anxiety and depression.

Eliseth Leão PhD. Senior Researcher And Full Professor Of The Graduate Program In Health Sciences  At Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo (Brazil) - Nature and Health: The Potential of Photography in Clinical and Natural Settings.

Ana Villarroya Ballarín (PhD), Professor of the Department of Environmental Biology & Dr. Elena Bermejo Martins, RN, MSc, PhD, Professor of the Department of Community and Maternal-Child Nursing, University of Navarra (Spain) - Effects of Forest Bathing on health and well-being of people with disabilities: an experience in Navarra.

Module 11: Latest Reports and Outlooks on Nature, Health and Well-being

4:30 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 9:30 am Mexico, Bogota, Lima  | 10:30 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile  | 11:30 am Buenos Aires | 3:30 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 5:30 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Gorka Altuna Fernandez, Forestry Engineer (Spain) - Standard of Essential Characteristics of Healthy Green Spaces by FTHub.

Aynur Mammadova, Research Fellow, University of Padova (Italy) - Forest-Based Care Market Outlook by Erasmus+ Green4C project.

Susan Andrien,  Family and Marruiage Therapist, The Awakening Educator  (USA) - Safe Spaces in Forest Bathing And Forest Therapy by FTHub.

Florencia Florido, Graduate in Conservation-Restoration of Archaeological Heritage, Master in Scientific Communication and Communication Technique & Corina Basnou, PhD in Biology and researcher at CREAF (Spain) -Presentation of the teaching innovation project (ERASMUS+) Uforest.

Module 12: Nature, Health and Wellbeing

6:00 pm Madrid, Rome, Oslo, Paris | 11:00 am Mexico, Bogota, Lima | 12:00 am New York, Toronto, Santiago de Chile  | 1:00 pm  Buenos Aires | 5:00 pm Lisbon, London, Dublin | 7:00 pm Riga, Helsinki, Athens

Anne Robillard, M.Ed. Graduate in Curriculum Studies: Health, Outdoor, & Physical Experiential Education, University of British Columbia (Canada) - Breathing fresh air into the high school curriculum: Student and teacher perceptions of daily fifteen minute outdoor walking breaks.

Simone Farris, PhD Student, Organization: The University of Sheffield (Reino Unido) - 360 de-green Woodland: mindful watchers get extra benefits!

Outdoor Experiential Sessions

The experiential sessions, Forest Bathing Walks are free and with limited places. They are run and managed by the Guides and Practitioners who offer them, all trained by Forest Therapy Hub. Find their contacts in the registration forms. The experiential sessions are free and with limited places.

Date: June 4, 2022

Hours (local time): 10:00 - 12:30 (We recommend that you arrive up to 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The end time is approximate.)

ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires, apply here.

Neuquén, Villa La Angostura, apply here.

CHILE

Valdivia, apply here.

ITALY

Faro, Bibione, apply here.

Trentino, Rifugio Nambrone, apply here.

Zubiena, Località Victimula, apply here.

MEXICO

Guadalajara, Jalisco, bosque Los Colomos, apply here.

PORTUGAL

Lisbon, Monsanto, apply here.

SPAIN

Banyoles, Bosc de Can Puig, apply here.

Barcelona, Parc del Montnegre i el Corredor, apply here.

Barcelona, Parc Natural de la Serra de Collserola, apply here.

Cantabría, Ucieda de Arriba, apply here.

Donostia-San Sebastián, apply here.

Vilanova de Sau (Barcelona), Espai Natural de les Guilleries-Savassona, inscríbete here.

Speakers

Adventures in Nature-based Therapy

Professor Nevin J. Harper, PhD, RCC (Registered Clinical Counselor), University of Victoria (Canada)

FTHub Method and LIM Model for Forest Therapy Interventions

Alex Gesse, Forest Therapy Hub Executive Director (Spain)

The vision of the Natural Parks Network of Barcelona

Xavier Roget, Tourism and Culture Advisor of the Parks Network of the Barcelona Provincial Council (Spain)

Nature and Adventure Therapy

Dr. D. Maurie Lung, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, CEO, Life Adventures Counseling & Consulting, Director of Adventure-based and Nature-based Counseling, Prescott College (USA)

Forest Bathing can reduce anxiety and depression

Kirsten McEwan (PhD), Universidad de Derby (UK)

Forest-Based Care Market Outlook

Aynur Mammadova, Research Fellow, University of Padova (Italy)
Marta Pahissa Espluga, Responsible for Environmental Transformation at DKV Seguros (Spain)

Wellbeing and Mental Health Following the Footsteps of the Cathars through the Pyrenees

Montse Subirana-Malaret (PhD), Universitat De Barcelona (Spain)

Sensory stimulation of nature for mental health

Daniela Silva-Rodríguez Bonazzi, Institute of Therapeutic and Social Horticulture of Peru (Peru)

Psychology & Forest Therapy

Mg. Psych Inga Dreimane, "Latvian Association of Addiction Psychologists" (Latvia).

Breathing fresh air into the high school curriculum: Student and teacher perceptions of daily fifteen minute outdoor walking breaks

Anne Robillard, M.Ed. Graduate in Curriculum Studies: Health, Outdoor, & Physical Experiential Education, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Ecopsychology & Personal Growth

Marcella Danon, Ecopsychologist, Ecopsiché, - School of Ecopsychology (Italy)

The social perspective of the transition towards clean energies

Dr. Ricardo García Mira, People-Environments Research Group University of A Coruna, Galicia (Spain)

Activities in nature - Forest Bathing: therapeutic practice for mental health. Contribution from Mexico

María Guadalupe Garibay Chávez, PhD, Research professor at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico)

Nature and Health: the potential of photography in clinical and natural environments

Eliseth Leão PhD, Senior Researcher And Full Professor Of The Graduate Program In Health Sciences At Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo (Brazil)

PaRx: A Prescription for Patient and Planetary Health

Dr. Melissa Lem, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Director, PaRx / Park Prescriptions, BC Parks Foundation, (Canada)

Effects of Forest Bathing on health and well-being of people with disability

Ana Villarroya Ballarín (PhD), Professor of the Department of Environmental Biology, University of Navarra (Spain)

Effects of Forest Bathing on health and well-being of people with disability

Dr. Elena Bermejo Martins, RN, MSc, PhD, Professor of the Department of Community and Maternal-Child Nursing, University of Navarra (Spain)

At the heart of Forest Therapy and Social Prescription: Forest Therapy for Victims of Gender Violence

Marta Ayats, Nurse, Mg Tropical Medicine & & FTHub Forest Therapy Practitioner, FTHub Training Coordinator (Spain)

The fascinating world of Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy for teenagers

Manuela Renzi, FTHub Trainer (Italy)

The Benefits Forest Bathing and Nature-Connection Activities for People Experiencing Arthritis

Dr. Hugh Asher PhD., ‘An Darach Forest Therapy’ and ‘Darach Social Croft” (Scotland)

The therapeutic garden as a space for ecopsychotherapy

Antonio Gonzalez (PhD), Universidad Nacional España a Distancia UNED (Spain)

Standard of essential characteristics of healthy green spaces

Gorka Altuna Fernandez, Forestry Engineer (Spain)

Art Therapy and the change of the internal landscape

Rita Nunes da Ponte, Art-Psychotherapist, Member of the Scientific Committee of SPAT, Sociedade Portuguesa de Arte-Terapia (Portugal)

Milano Marittima: the new frontier for green tourism in support of the local ecosystem

Francesca Corona, Certified Forest Bathing Guide by FTHub (Italy)

Bosquegrafías: a dialogue between art and nature

Alicia Andrés, journalist, writer and Certified Forest Bathing Guide by FTHub (Spain)

iNature, my Nature: diversity as ground for unique tourism experiences

Miguel Vasco Ribeiro, Executive Director of Destinature, Agency for the Development of Nature (Portugal)

Feeling Green: Forest Bathingand Mental Health

Johanna Maluenda Terreros, Head of Avifes Community and Independent Living Area, Biscayan Association of Family Members and People with Mental Illness (Spain)

Forest Bathing in urban environments

Oihana Orkolaga Fernandez, Education Technician, Cristina Enea Foundation (Spain)

Adventure Therapy as a tool for social impact

Mathias Roitman, Group Facilitator, Asociación Experientia (Spain)

Protected areas provide environmental services for a better quality of life

Dionora Víquez, General Director, Metropolitan Natural Park (Panama)
Antonia Pulido, Councillor of Tourism. Sant Pere de Ribes City Council (Spain).

Nature & Wellness Experiences.

Cristian Sollner Olivares and Mikaela Lukacs Van Yurick, Executive Director and Managing Director of Rukakutral (Chile)

Presentation of the teaching innovation project (ERASMUS+) Uforest

Corina Basnou, PhD in Biology and researcher at CREAF (Spain)

Presentation of the teaching innovation project (ERASMUS+) Uforest

Florencia Florido, Graduate in Conservation-Restoration of Archaeological Heritage, Master in Scientific Communication and Communication Technique at CREAF (Spain)

Safe Spaces in Forest Bathing And Forest Therapy by FTHub.

Susan Andrien,  Family and Marruiage Therapist, The Awakening Educator  (USA)
Sandra Poyatos i Larios, Co-founder of Cabanas Dosrius (Spain)
Claudia Tolosa Ruiz, Forest Therapy Practitioner, Founder of Hummus Therapy (Spain)

Natural settings, connectedness and well-being

Ana Loureiro (PhD), Associate Professor at Universidade Lusófona. HEI-Lab: Digital Human-Environment Interaction Lab (Portugal)

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.

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