Forest Therapy

Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to “forest bathing.” Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition.

The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT) is a 2019 SHIFT Award Official Selection and the most experienced global leader promoting the development and practice of Forest Therapy.

This workshop features a hands-on exploration of its benefits with the organizations Founder, Amos Clifford, its Medical Director, Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, and Juan Lazo Bautista, a participant in the 2019 Emerging Leaders Program.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Meet in the Snow King lobby.

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