Poland: first Training for Forest Bathing Guides in a primeval unique forest

By Katarzyna Simonienko * This year, for the first time in Poland, Forest Therapy Institute organised a training for Forest Bathing Guides. Initially, we planned it in spring, but due to the pandemic, it was postponed to August. However, nature was favorable to us. We have planned classes in the beautiful scenery of a natural lowland forest – the last …

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Forest Bathing in Colombia: an encounter with the restorative power of natural biodiversity

Forest Bathing is arriving in Colombia, a country of enormous biodiversity, whose inhabitants enjoy having great geographical richness around them. The country was cataloged by the World Conservation Surveillance Center as one of the “megadiverse” countries, ranking third in live species and second in bird species. In Colombia, different thermal floors coexist, mountain ranges, deserts, plains, volcanoes, jungles, wastelands and …

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An invitation to England’s Forest Bathing in historic parks and gardens

Hi, my name is Mick. The land I am looking after is in a registered historic park and garden and was designed in the Georgian period as a ‘forest garden’. Having trained as a forest bathing guide and a forest therapy practitioner with EFTI my plan is to build these practices into the day to day management of our woodlands …

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Beautiful and simple

The simplicity and the beauty of this project call me back to my earliest memories in nature. “In my particular case, the first memories I have of being in a non-urban environment, where in my grandfather’s small garden; we spent long mornings and afternoons in that orchard. I do not remember at what age I started. We used to plough …

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Childhood memories in nature

Most of my earliest memories are of being in nature. I was very fortunate to have grown up with the most beautiful castle gardens on my doorstep in the middle of Ireland. This was my playground. The magnificent trees there became my extended family. Both my parents had a very deep connection with nature; this is a precious gift they …

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