Alex is a Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner, Certified Forest Bathing Guide, Trainer and Mentor of guides by the Forest Therapy Institute (FTI), being one of its founder members. Alex is the founder of the Instituto de Baños de Bosque and the Instituto de Banhos de Floresta de Portugal and collaborated as a consultant specialist in the expert group on Human Health and Well-being to the Forest Europe, Ministerial Conference on the Protection of forests in Europe.
Advisor for Public and Forest Health with CONAF, Agricultural Minister of Chile. Its main task is to manage Chile's forest policy and promote the sector development of the sector. CONAF has the mission of contributing to the development of the country through the sustainable management of forest ecosystems and the components of nature associated with them.
Since 2017 he is advisor for the Union of the Foresters of Southern Europe (USSE). USSE is a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) uniting forester organizations from Portugal, Spain, the Basque Country, Aquitaine and Greece.
Alex is the author of "Sentir el bosque: La experiencia del Shinrin-Yoku (baño de bosque)", Grijalbo, edited by Penguin Random House Editorial Group.
As opposed to the daily stress of urban life, he facilitates and develops nature connection techniques so that all people can experience the health benefits of natural environments.
He develops programs for companies and organizations in the continuous practice of supporting companies to reduce stress, to prevent Burnout syndrome, to improve the well-being of its collaborators and to stimulate creativity and teamwork. Alex is committed to promoting this practice to support everyone to surpass their established limits and improve their well-being.
Alex developed the KIDS & Forest Program for adolescents at risk of social exclusion, where he worked with different institutions for the young people engagement.
Based between Barcelona and Lisbon, he has participated in events and trainings in Spain, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Ireland, France, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, USA and Australia, among other locations.
He is trained in business management, sociology, non-verbal communication and leadership. He holds an E-MBA by EAE Business School of Barcelona. Also, he attend a Forest Therapy Guide training with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT). He was the first ANFT European Trainer, training and mentoring guides from all over the world, and the European Coordinator.
He has been featured and/or interviewed in diferent countries by: TVE 1, RNE, TV 5, Antena 3, Condé Nast Traveler, Irish Times, BBC, A24, Mercurio, Euronews, El Periodico, LaVanguardia, Huffpost, On Barcelona, Betevé, Diari Ara, El Mundo, El Diario Vasco, Burgos Conecta, Revista Cuerpo y Mente, TimeOut, Lecturas, RTP, SIC Mulher, TVI, Publico, Visão, Pais, Sábado, A nossa Prima, Revista Calm, Revista Saber Viver y Revista Q, Diario de Burgos, Norwegian Airlines Magazine among other media.
Paco is a Certified Forest Bathing Guide by the Forest Therapy Institute (FTI), an internship trainer and mentor of guides. The practice of forest bathing is the basis on which he develops his projects for the creation of experiences in nature. Amateur percussionist with musical training and passionate about writing, both disciplines are fundamental in his life.
Galician by birth and heart, he has spent more than half of his life in Madrid, developing activities in the field of IT consulting, specialized in the field of Human Resources, and the development and implementation of agile methodologies (Lean, Scrum) , as a means for the optimization and humanization of business processes.
He studied in Madrid his studies of Technical Engineering of IT Systems. In addition, he has a master's degree in creative writing (Hotel Kafka), and has completed different courses and retreats of Vipassana meditation. It is also a Guide certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT).