How IFTDays 2018 came to be

We have been asked time and time again, what brought on IFTDays.  Here is our story, written a while back already but got buried under all the other work. The idea for this event started brewing in the hearts and minds of two Finnish forest therapy practitioners. Heidi Korhonen, a project manager from the southwesternContinue reading “How IFTDays 2018 came to be”

1st International Forest Therapy Days 2018 (opening words by Katriina & Heidi)

Welcome, forest friends, to the first International Forest Therapy Days! We have named this event International Forest Therapy Days. But as it happens, the definition seems to still hang in the air.  Who practices forest therapy? A human being  to a human being in the forest environment? Who is the therapist anyway? Theift up ourContinue reading “1st International Forest Therapy Days 2018 (opening words by Katriina & Heidi)”

Enabling daily explorations in nature

Growing up in Finland in a small town, we had a wonderful little forest close to and a big yard around our apartment building. There were varied terrains: stones and rocks, little hills and slopes, bushes, and trees to climb into.  By spending hours and hours on that yard waiting for friends to come outContinue reading “Enabling daily explorations in nature”