Forest Therapy Days

Seminar Program 7.8.2018

08:30 – 9:30 Registration

09:30 – 11:45

  • Opening of International Forest Therapy Days
  • Iwao Uehara, Tokyo University of Agriculture (JP)
    • Forest Therapy (Shinrin-ryoho 森林療法) in Japan and Its Possibility in Finland
  • Adela Pajunen & Marko Leppänen, Luonnontie (FI)
    • Thirst for Paradise – Connection Between Places and Wellbeing
  • Kirsi Salonen, University of Tampere and University of Jyväskylä (FI)
    • Nature Experience and Well-Being

11:45 – 12:15

Coffee & refreshments

12:15 – 13:30

  • Heli Jutila, The Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation (FI)
  • Nitin Das, Healing forest (IN)
    • India’s Healing Forests: the lessons learnt while making the film about how people in India are healing the forests. The use of art, music and films to reconnect people with nature.

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:30

  • Riitta Wahlström, Taiga Institute (FI)
    • Reconnection with Nature – Practices and Forest Therapy
  • Ann Dolling, SLU (SE)
    • Forest Environments in Restoration and Rehabilitation of Stress and Exhaustion Disorder and their Relation to Forest Bathing
  • Petra Cau Wetterholm, Shinrin-yoku Sweden (SE)
    • Integrating Forest Therapy in Primary Health Care for those diagnosed with Stress Related Disorders in Sweden

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee & refreshments

17:00 – 18:00

  • Sirpa Arvonen, Metsämieli (FI)
  • Mickos Anders & Malin Heikkinen (FI)
  • Liisa Tyrväinen, LUKE (FI)

18:00 – 18:00 Discussion & conclusion

18:30 – 20:00 Dinner (optional)