Forest Bath effects
It promotes a two-way relationship, based on reciprocity, benefiting both people and the forest.
We believe in a deep environmentalism based on the search for a strong bond between people and other beings in nature. This bond will be the one that heals our planet.
We consider the Forest bathing, not only a health tool for humans, but also a health and conservation tool for nature, thanks to the new link the guide strengthens between people and the Forest. Making people understand we are part of the Nature. I believe that making people fall in love with nature has a great responsibility and that is the true challenge of the guide. Loving is caring.
During all these years of experience with forest bathing, we have observed a considerable change in people, at a physical and mental level, before and after taking a forest bath, and we are looking for different methods to study and capture this possible change.
The guide takes a facial photograph with his own mobile, about 40 cm from the face, in a horizontal position, before (just before making the introduction to the forest bath) and after taking the forest bath (at the end of the closing circle), of people who have agreed to participate in this study. These two photographs will be placed in parallel with a program, to be able to compare his facial expression in detail in order to make a later analysis.
There are two forms that are passed before and after the forest bath. It is done through a mobile application, which the guide will provide you. It is important to fill them just before and after the forest bath, in order to have reliable results extracted under equal conditions. They are very simple and very quick questions to answer (gender, age ...), and about their physical and emotional state before and after the forest bath. There are also two questions about whether you think the forest bath can be used as a health and conservation tool.
The video is made at the end of the forest bath, with your own mobile and will be sent by WhatsApp to the guide. It will be a short video of no more than 2 minutes, and in a horizontal position.
We hope it may be of your interest to participate in this study.