Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides

Did you know there was an organisation that trains people to become ‘forest guides’ ?

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Forests are the original antidote to stress and stress-related illness. Our species evolved in forests. We spent the first several million years of our existence in them. Then, a couple of millenia ago—in evolutionary time scale, only yesterday–our adventurous spirits inspired a global exploration. This morning we invented cities. A bit before the noonday break we became industrialized. Suddenly, while our genes are still living in the forest, our bodies live in the busy, stressful conditions of modern civilization.

Website: Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides .