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To mark International Day of Happiness (March 20) and International Day of Forests (March 21), three fascinating speakers will explore the interrelationship of nature, human health and wellbeing. Ahead of the upcoming GLF Kyoto (May 13) conference, Dr. Qing Li, a global leader on forest medicine and author of Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness. will speak at a GLF digital summit. Developed in Japan during the 1980s, shinrin-yoku forest therapy, known also as “forest bathing” has become a foundation of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Li will be joined by healing specialist Julia Plevin, author of the forthcoming book The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing: Finding Calm, Creativity and Connection in the Natural World, and Sibylle Roth, a Ph.D. candidate currently researching “Muße’,” a German concept related to mindfulness and forests, at the University of Freiburg. This digital summit will be a calm and insightful reminder of why it is so important to find time to be still with nature, to attain the capacity to work toward sustainable solutions for the future of the planet.
Dr. Qing Li is a doctor and global leader on forest medicine at Tokyo’s Nippon Medical School and has published a book on forest bathing subject here.
Julia Plevin is a design entrepreneur and healing specialist who has also written a forthcoming book on forest bathing here.
Sibylle Roth is a Ph.D. candidate currently researching ‘Muße’, a German concept related to mindfulness and forests, at the University of Freiburg.