Nature and Forest Therapy Guides

Richard Collins

(917) 297-4100
Certified Guide Since

I specialize in guided Nature & Forest Therapy Walks based in New Jersey and New York, but can also travel anywhere in the Americas, Europe, or Asia as well. Having traveled to Japan over 30 times on business, I began to hear about 'Forest Bathing' and the amazing effects it was having on people’s health and relationships. So, I began trying it on my regular visits there. After a particularly powerful experience on a Japanese walk, I returned home with the intention of starting a Forest Bathing practice in North America. To my delight I discovered that the ANFT was operating all over the world with an approach based on the Japanese concept. I applied, was accepted, and took part in their intensive program. I most appreciate their vision of what our job is as Guide: The Forest is the Therapist, the Guide holds the space for the healing to occur.

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