Mental health and the pandemic: is there a green antidote?

After a 2020 of many firsts, business leaders are finding themselves in uncharted waters with their employees. As the mental health implications of the pandemic set in, entrepreneurs are left wondering what they can do to support employees and create a mentally-healthy culture during such a difficult time. Social isolation, general worries about the global…

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[Podcast] How Forest Bathing Helps Fight Burnout

How Forest Bathing Helps Fight Burnout – Guest interview on the Tachless Show with Kira Tchernikovsky A couple of weeks ago I was invited by Kira to speak with her about Forest Bathing and the amazing benefits it holds to our wellbeing and mental health. This is especially important in these times of a global…

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Guided multisensorial Nature immersion

Guided multisensorial Nature immersions

Guided multisensorial Nature immersionsTM focus on awakening and/or immersing additional senses beyond our 5 core senses, in order to enhance our executive performance and leadership skills. In addition to forest bathing techniques, they integrate elements from other Nature-rooted practices, such as animal tracking and friluftsliv. Guided multisensorial Nature immersionsTM typically last 2.5-4.5 hours and is…

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Forest Bathing

Forest bathing is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellbeing through immersion in forests and other natural environments. It is often practiced in an urban park. Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, which translates to “immersing your senses in the forest” or “Forest Bathing.” It is also sometimes called “Forest therapy”.…

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Nature as the forgotten pillar of Health

In 2017, when I was in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Kichwa people introduces me to the concept of SUMAK KAWSAY. It literally means “good living“ or “healthy living”. In their cosmovision, the territory or land including Other than Human beings are an integral part of a community’s healthy living. In other words, all beings in…

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