Forest Therapy Hub
The Forest Therapy Hub (FTHub) is a group of professionals from different countries who offer innovative and unique training programmes based on their actual applied professional experience and the practical implementation of scientific evidence.
We train professionals to become Forest Bathing Guides and Forest Therapy Practitioners through an integrative evidence-based method underpinned by a multidisciplinary approach from fields such as planetary health, forest medicine, sociology, psychology, social work, emotional ecology, ecology and forestry.
Planetary Health is one of our core commitments as we believe that a healthy human is only possible on a healthy planet. Our vision is rooted in a society that is aware of the connection between the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. Our own restoration as humans depends on forests and nature restoration.
That is why we mobilise and lead the interdisciplinary field of nature-based health and wellbeing practices promoting an interaction between people and nature. We collaborate, finance and disseminate social action projects that connect human and planetary health, with a special focus on community development and groups with specific needs.
FTHub joins WOWnature
FTHub and WOWnature are celebrating a collaboration to support forests’ restoration through growth and maintenance of trees thanks to a long-term agreement.
In 2018, the winds of storm “Vaia” brought unprecedented damage to the Alps forests and in a few hours, millions of trees were blown down causing a huge social, environmental and economic loss for the local communities. “Vaia” was an unprecedented extreme event in the North-east of Italy, another clear and direct consequence of the global climate crisis.
FTHub will be donating funds from the Italy trainings to plant trees in special places – within the areas covered by the storm – carefully chosen by WOWnature, an online platform powered by Etifor, spin-off of the University of Padova, that aims to restore the balance between people and nature. The 2021 edition of the training programme will support the Fiemme Valley area!