Learn About Ecotherapy from a Certified Forest Therapy Guide

Talking Trees with Davey Tree

May 2 2024 • 19 mins

Chelsi Abbott, a technical advisor and education specialist at the Davey Institute (and Certified Forest Therapy Guide), talks about ecotherapy, also known as forest bathing, including how to do it and its benefits.

In this episode we cover:

  • What is ecotherapy? (0:53)
  • What a Certified Forest Therapy Guide does (1:45)
  • How long does forest bathing take? (4:19)
  • What the forest gives (5:46)
  • Garden Meditation Day (6:38)
  • Why Chelsi is a guide (8:22)
  • How Chelsi became a guide (10:00)
  • Finding yourself in nature (11:09)
  • Forest bathing tips (12:52)
  • Fungi and forest bathing (13:55)
  • The goal of forest bathing (16:13)
  • What Chelsi gets out of forest bathing (17:17)

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