The Forest Therapy Hub trainers and its solid network of students and partners are currently involved in implementing the following projects:

Research on FTHub Method for Nature-Based Interventions for mental health populations: BiBos 6.0 (Navarra, Spain)

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Research on FTHub Method for Nature-Based Interventions for mental health populations: BiBos 6.0 (Navarra, Spain)

Project managers at FTHub:

  • Alex Gesse
  • Marta Ayats

Project Partners:

  • Universidad de Navarra
  • Gure Sustraiak
  • Foresna-Zurgaia
  • Basartea

Collaborators:

  • FTHub
  • USSE

Funding:

  • Caja Navarra Foundation
  • Government of Navarra
  • La Caixa Foundation

Tasks:

Training of 15 social workers, psychologists, researchers and forestry engineers to carry out Nature-Based Interventions with Gure Sustraiak school farm’s residents and personnel.

12 Forest Bathing sessions with 7 groups (5 groups of intellectually disabled people and 2 groups of environmental and social programmes educators) for three months.

Data analysis from Forest Bathing evaluations was done before and after the sessions.

View the project PDF here (in Spanish).

Implementation of Green Prescription - Spain

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Implementation of Green Prescription - Spain

Date: 2017 – present

Project managers at FTHub:

  • Alex Gesse
  • Marta Ayats
  • Rocío Ferraro
  • Spanish Guide’s Network

Project Partners:

  • DKV
  • FTHub
  • Europarc

Task:

Consultancy and collaboration for the planning and identification of Forest Bathing trails.

To know more about the project (in Spanish):

Forest Bathing, a health proposal (2017)
Nature Prescription (2020)
Healthy Nature

Forest Bathing Guide training for the Chilean Government

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Forest Bathing Guide training for the Chilean Government

Date: 2018 – present

Project managers at FTHub:

  • Alex Gesse
  • Claudio Vásquez

Project Partners:

  • CONAF

Tasks:

Forest Bathing Guide training for 60 Park Rangers of Protected Wild Areas of the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF), Government of Chile.

Green prescription. Nature-Based Intervention and research for victims of domestic violence (Barcelona, Spain)

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Green prescription. Nature-Based Intervention and research for victims of domestic violence (Barcelona, Spain)

Date: 2020 – present

Project managers at FTHub:

  • Alex Gesse
  • Marta Ayats
  • Claudia Tolosa

Project Partners:

  • Barcelona Regional Council
  • Sant Pere de Ribes City Council

Tasks:

Implementation of Forest Bathing in the Sant Pere de Ribes “Healthy City” programme, for specific groups and the general population.

More about the project, here (in Spanish).

Feasibility Study of Nature-Based Interventions as Public Policy (Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain)

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Feasibility Study of Nature-Based Interventions as Public Policy (Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain)

Date: 2019 – present

Project managers at FTHub:

  • Alex Gesse
  • Marta Ayats
  • Ibon Sarasola
  • Violeta Torán

Project Partners:

  • Cristina Enea Foundation
  • San Sebastián City Council
  • Basque Country University

Tasks:

Feasibility study, consultancy and implementation of 8 Forest Therapy sessions for 3 specific groups of +55, women in foster homes and university professors with burnout syndrome.

Consultancy and implementation of therapeutic trails in Monti Sibillini National Park (Italy)

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Consultancy and implementation of therapeutic trails in Monti Sibillini National Park (Italy)

Project managers at FTHub:

  • Carlo Bifulco

Project Partners:

  • Monti Sibillini National Park
  • AIGAE

Tasks:

Identification and mapping of 19 sites for Forest Bathing in Monti Sibillini National Park. Monitoring plan on the satisfaction of the sites and communication plan for the new sites.

To learn more visit (in Italian):

http://www.sibillini.net/attivita/attivita/turismoSostenibile/forestBathing/introduzione/
http://www.sibillini.net/attivita/attivita/turismoSostenibile/forestBathing/documenti/

Green Prescription. Nature-based Interventions for people with Mental Health disorders (Basque Country, Spain)

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Green Prescription. Nature-based Interventions for people with Mental Health disorders (Basque Country, Spain)

Project managers at FTHub:

  • Alex Gesse
  • Johanna Maluenda

Project Partners:

  • Avifes (Biscay Mental Disorder Association)
  • USSE
  • Biscay Forestry Association
  • Urremendi Rural Development Association

Tasks:

Implementation of Forest Bathing in the Basque Country as a therapeutic practice.

Measurement and analysis of the beneficial effects on physical health and quality of life of people with mental health disorders regarding Emotional Well-being, Physical Well-being, Interpersonal Relationships and Personal Development.

Nature prescription. Nature-based interventions for patients with Alzheimer’s: Therapeutic Gardens in Biella, Italy

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Nature prescription. Nature-based interventions for patients with Alzheimer’s: Therapeutic Gardens in Biella, Italy

Date: September 2017

Project managers at FTHub:

  • Marco Nieri

Project Partners:

  • DAIMA - Associazione Italiana Malattia di Alzheimer
  • Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Biella

Tasks:

Therapeutic garden design dedicated to Alzheimer's and senile dementia patients, in a specialised structure for care and assistance. Two spaces are also dedicated to horticultural therapy. Special criteria were used to design the paths, vegetation and spaces to make them suitable for this type of user. Bio-ecological materials and different techniques were used to recreate rest areas for the particular benefits of electromagnetic energy of the trees to the human body.

To learn more:
https://www.archibio.it/en/bioenergetic-landscapes/realizations/item/299-villa-boffo-a-bioenergetic-garden-for-alzheimer
http://www.fondazionecrbiella.it/mentelocale

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