Our Team

A multidisciplinary team with extensive professional experience and a wide cultural background is ready to support you!

FTHub trainers have practical experience in implementing disease prevention and treatment projects, such as interventions aimed at stress management, occupational health, cognition, emotional health and Forest Therapy for specific mental health populations and vulnerable groups.

The team has training in fields such as pedagogy, tourism, mountain techniques, forestry, landscape architecture, psychology, social intervention, ecology, ecotherapy, human resources and business development, among others.

The FTHub team has trained and mentored more than 1,000 professionals from all over the world in Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy and participated in more than 20 Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy interventions pilot projects.

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STAFF

Alex Gesse

Executive Director

Spain

Marta Ayats

Training Manager

Spain

Pedro Trindade

Training Manager

Portugal

Manuela Renzi

FTHub 3-Days Content Manager

Italy

Rocío Ferraro

Communication Manager

Argentina

Mariafe Gómez

Learning Manager

Uruguay

Paula Forero

Graphic Design

Colombia

Raúl Hermoso

Web Design

Spain

TRAINERS

An interdisciplinary and multicultural team of the most experienced trainers with whom you will learn Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy techniques and methodology inherent to the FTHub Method and the Liquid Interactions Model.

Caitlin Keddie

Trainer

United Kingdom

Erika DiPasquale

Trainer

USA

Vivian Winterhoff

Trainer

USA

Sang Ok Kim

Trainer

Hong Kong

Vaishnavi

Trainer

India

Emma Sánchez

Trainer

Colombia

Rocío Ferraro

Communication Manager

Argentina

Claudio Vásquez

Trainer

Chile

Alex Gesse

Executive Director

Spain

Marta Ayats

Training Manager

Spain

Manuela Renzi

FTHub 3-Days Content Manager

Italy

Marco Nieri

Trainer

Italy

Marta Battaini

Trainer

Italy

Pietro Ostano

Trainer

Italy

Pedro Trindade

Training Manager

Portugal

Marta Grabowska

Trainer

Poland

Inga Dreimane

Trainer

Latvia

PROFESSORS

Renowned international experts in specific areas of knowledge who offer contents of the core programmes of Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy.

Nevin Harper

PhD | RCC | Nature-based Therapist

Canada

Chiara Tomasi

B.A. Psych | M.A Drama Therapy

Italy

Carlo Bifulco

PhD in Forestry and Natural Resources Engineering

Italy

Irma Toquero

B.A. Psych | M.A. Sociology | Art-Psychotherapist

Spain

Leticia Ortega

PhD cum laude in Biology | LL.B. | BBA | B.Sc.Bio | B.Sc.Env

Spain

Natalia Ruiz de Cortázar

B.A. Psych | M.A. Mental Health Counselling

Spain

Rita Nunes da Ponte

B.A. ChemE | Art-Psychotherapist

Portugal

Helena Dias Pinto

B.A. Psych | Art-Psychotherapist

Portugal

LECTURERS

Leading international experts in specific areas of knowledge who offer Lectures on aspects related to Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy.

Dr Kirsten McEwan

PhD Psych | Research Psychologist, Univ. of Derby

United Kingdom

Nevin Harper

PhD | RCC | Nature-based Therapist

Canada

Tanya Ginwala

M.A. Psych | Experiential educator | Adventure and Nature-based Therapist

India

Dr Gerhard Tucek

FH-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag.

Austria

Daniela Silva-Rodríguez Bonazzi

Horticultural Therapist

Peru

Dr María Guadalupe Garibay Chávez

MSc Psych | PhD Psych | Research Prof., Univ. of Guadalajara

Mexico

OUR PARTNERS

The partners of the Forest Therapy Hub form a solid network of students and an extensive network of governmental entities, non-governmental and private organisations and research institutes around the world to exchange, share and support knowledge adapted to the social context and local traditions. If you want to be part of this network, we invite you to join us here.

Government Institutions

Ecosystem Restoration and Conservation

Mental Health and Social Justice

Associations

Forestry Sector

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