FOREST BATHING WORKSHOPS
In this workshop you will gain skills to continue practicing Forest Therapy walks on your own.
The workshops are based on the Nature Based Stress Reduction and Wellbeing program (NBSRW)
A program to reduce stress and improve well-being through nature connection.
PARTICIPANTING IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL:
Nature Based Stress Reduction and Wellbeing (NBSRW) - MODULO I
• You will gain a solid base for the practice of forest therapy.
• You will assimilate sensory forms to explore your environment.
• You will learn techniques of nature connection.
Nature Based Stress Reduction and Wellbeing (NBSRW) - MODULO II
• You will expand your knowledge to the forest therapy practice.
• You will get to know your limits and learn how to overcome those.
• You will gain clarity in decision making.
Alex is a certified guide to Forest therapy, Trainer and Mentor of guides. 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.
Alex is the author of "Sentir el bosque: La experiencia del Shinrin-Yoku (baño de bosque)", Grijalbo, edited by Penguin Random House Editorial Group.
Opinion on: Forest Bathing
"Great experience! Alex is a very good guide; very professional, knowledgable and sensitive. It was my first forest bath and Alex made us feel very comfortable. The "walk" was well organised and explained, and our group connected very well with the forest as well as each other. Thank you for a wonderful experience, I will definitely sign up for another one soon!"
Opinion on: Forest Bathing Workshop
"Increíble experiencia! Si disfrutar de un baño de bosque con Alex no es suficiente para conectar con la naturaleza y todos tus sentidos, tener la suerte de aprender las técnicas para mejorar la experiencia a través de un workshop de todo un fin de semana es ya brutal. Un verdadero placer que pienso repetir en breve."
THIS IS HOW OUR FOREST BATHING WORSKHOPS ARE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a forest bathing walk?
A forest bathing walk is a calm walk of no more than one kilometer, immerse in nature, lasting from 2 to 3 hours.
What is the Nature Based Stress Reduction and Wellbeing program (NBSRW)?
It's a forest bathing workshop focus into learn tools to prevent and reduce stress and improve well-being through nature connection where you will learn techniques to connect with nature. It combines the practice of forest baths with theoretical content.
What could I get from these activities?
Forest bathing walks and workshops are wellness activities. They are therapeutic practices that improve your mental, physical and immunological health. You will slow down and, likely, earn some tools for your daily life.
How is this different from a hike?
From the therapeutic point of view, through the senses, in a calm way, and moving consciously we will open a space of listening and acceptance that requires attention. They are not intended to perform physical exercises.
I'm not very fit, does this matter?
The forest bathing walks are designed to slow down and suitable for all levels of fitness. However, if you have a specific health condition please mention it on the registration form.
What do you do when it rains?
Our programs are suitable for rain or sun. We will hold our programs through all types of weather, if, by doing it so, this will not be hazardous or unsafe.
What should I bring to the forest bathing walk?
Water bottle (recommended 1.5 liters) and some snacks.
Do I need any special clothing or equipment?
Clothing and footwear appropriate for weather conditions. We recommend waterproof boots.
How many people are in one activity?
Maximum of 20 people for forest bathing walks and 10 for the workshops.
What happens if you or I cancel the walk?
In case of cancellation, the client will be informed as soon as possible. After cancellation you will receive a total refund for all the value paid to date or, if you prefer, alternative dates.
In case of cancellation of reservation by the client, the total refund of payment will be done when cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the date of the activity.