Richard Louv has another column out today, this one speaking direction to physicians and health care providers. Titled "TIME FOR YOUR VITAMIN ‘N’: Ten ways pediatricians and other health professionals can promote health and wellness," in this article Louv has collected great background information, including some links to research that I had not yet seen.
I am inspired by:
learning how much is already going on with health care providers who are making the nature connection.
The "prescription pad" idea illustrated in the article. I've already asked our designer to create one for Shinrin-yoku.org.
The idea of using "biophilic design principles" in office design. Are there any green architects, interior designers, space planners out there who would like to explore some kind of affiliation with Shinrin-yoku.org?
ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guides in Sonoma County and the San Francisco Bay Area can use this blog to post information about their walks. Guidelines:
Headline/Subject: Date, Time, Location
Body: Additional information such as fee, directions, what to bring. Also include Guide(s) Name.
Amos Clifford is a wilderness guide, mentor, and educator. He is founder of Shinrin-yoku.org, an organization dedicated to promotion of the practice of shinrin-yoku and other forms of nature-immersion therapy. He lives in Sonoma County, California and guides in the Western United States.