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conrad74
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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 11:37 am 
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Forest bathing? Certified Forest Therapy Guide?

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It's not a hike, either. We did walk the forest trails, but we meandered with no particular destination in mind.

Why does hiking have to have a destination?

You can entertain yourself more here:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/17/536676954/forest-bathing-a-retreat-to-nature-can-boost-immunity-and-mood
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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 11:57 am 
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I wonder how much it costs to become a certified forest therapy guide?

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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 12:08 pm 
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The mountains are therapy enough. If you need someone to help you connect with the "Mountain Magic" I feel sorry for you. frown.gif
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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 12:12 pm 
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Never mind--found it.   A mere $3210.

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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 12:13 pm 
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The Lead Dog wrote:
The mountains are therapy enough. If you need someone to help you connect with the "Mountain Magic" I feel sorry for you. frown.gif

I look upon it as an opportunity.  Perhaps my little community could become therapists like Forks has become the Twilight area.

We certainly live in a good place for it.

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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 1:14 pm 
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conrad74 wrote:
Forest bathing? Certified Forest Therapy Guide?

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It's not a hike, either. We did walk the forest trails, but we meandered with no particular destination in mind.

Why does hiking have to have a destination?

You can entertain yourself more here:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/17/536676954/forest-bathing-a-retreat-to-nature-can-boost-immunity-and-mood

Hah! I was going to post the same question. This is right up there with Gwyneth Paltrow's ridiculous line of snake oil products. I hope the NPR article was intended as satire...
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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 1:52 pm 
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This is for the WEAK-WILLED who don't have the physical strength, mental toughness, and drive/ambition to COMPETE on a hard push up Aasgard into the CORE ZONE, racking up a KILL COUNT!!!!!!

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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 2:18 pm 
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What's the advantage of being "certified"  does mean that such "therapy sessions" are billable to medical insurance?  If so $3200 is a pretty low entry fee.

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One study published in 2011 compared the effects of walking in the city to taking a forest walk. Both activities required the same amount of physical activity, but researchers found that the forest environment led to more significant reductions in blood pressure and certain stress hormones.

You mean being in a quiet, natural environment is measurably less stressful than walking in an urban environment listening to police and fire truck sirens, dodging panhandlers, street hawkers and dodging cars ?  No way!!
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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 2:36 pm 
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I think going for both the Forest Therapy AND a Prancercising Instructor certificate would be an ideal combination.
http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8012159&highlight=prancercise

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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 3:19 pm 
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Al has 10 year's experience as a CFT (Certified Forest Therapist) specializing in the treatment of emotional instability, depression, sexual dysfunction, parnoid mentation, chronic hyperprocrastination (CHP), financial insecurity, and delusions of adequacy (DOA).  He is very afordable (works for almost nothing), pleasant to work with, and always seems to be available when I need him.
Unfortunately, none of these problems has gone away, but I still think he's done me a lot of good.  I get by in spite of everything.

Maybe it's because most of our therapy sessions are above the forest.
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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 3:36 pm 
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This is more of a forest therapist, although he did not like to bathe--just go swimming, instead.
Note his earth tones.


Woods Cr 0001_8
Woods Cr 0001_8

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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 5:12 pm 
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RandyHiker wrote:
What's the advantage of being "certified"  does mean that such "therapy sessions" are billable to medical insurance?  If so $3200 is a pretty low entry fee.

Captain Obvious wrote:
One study published in 2011 compared the effects of walking in the city to taking a forest walk. Both activities required the same amount of physical activity, but researchers found that the forest environment led to more significant reductions in blood pressure and certain stress hormones.

You mean being in a quiet, natural environment is measurably less stressful than walking in an urban environment listening to police and fire truck sirens, dodging panhandlers, street hawkers and dodging cars ?  No way!!

I want to know....
1) how do people get paid for these inanely obvious studies?
2) Did we as tax payers pay for this foregone conclusion study, or is it privately funded by the Forestry therapy Training industry?

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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 9:45 pm 
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I often have a Kind bar and a yogurt while forest immersing.

Add in log or duff sitting. I guess I'm a Master.



Like the esteemed Dog photos, and bench at Woods Creek.
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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 10:35 pm 
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boot up wrote:
Did we as tax payers pay for this foregone conclusion study, or is it privately funded by the Forestry therapy Training industry?

The studies I've found were done in Japan and China.
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PostMon Jul 17, 2017 11:05 pm 
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lol @ these city people who think the woods is some place with magical healing powers.
But if they want to smoke crack and pay someone $400 take them to the forest and pretend they're in Narnia that's none of my business.
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