About us

Alex is a Certified Forest therapy Guide. Trainer and Mentor of guides by the European Forest Therapy Institute (EFTI), being one of its founder members. Alex is the founder of the Instituto de Baños de Bosque and the Instituto de Banhos de Floresta de Portugal and collaborated as a consultant specialist in the expert group on Human Health and Well-being to the Forest Europe, Ministerial Conference on the Protection of forests in Europe.

Alex is the author of "Sentir el bosque: La experiencia del Shinrin-Yoku (baño de bosque)", Grijalbo, edited by Penguin Random House Editorial Group.

As opposed to the daily stress of urban life, he facilitates and develops nature connection techniques so that all people can experience the health benefits of natural environments.

He develops programs for companies and organizations in the continuous practice of supporting companies to reduce stress, to prevent Burnout syndrome, to improve the well-being of its collaborators and to stimulate creativity and teamwork. Alex is committed to promoting this practice to support everyone to surpass their established limits and improve their well-being.

Alex developed the KIDS & Forest Program for adolescents at risk of social exclusion, where he worked with different institutions for the young people engagement.

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Alex Gesse

Alex Gesse
Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner.
Guides Trainer and Mentor

alex@institutodebanhosdefloresta.pt
(+351) 966 050 168

Pedro M. Trindade is a Certified Forest Bathing guide trained by the European Forest Therapy Institute.  

Pedro holds a MSc in Landscape Architecture by the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Oporto. He has worked as an intern and collaborated in research in the Schau- und Sichtungsgarten Hermmanshof, in Weinheim, Germany.  

Back in Portugal, he decided to dedicate himself to one of his other passions – dance – teaching and leading several artistic and choreographic projects. 

Passionate for personal growth and the development of health and wellness habits, he decided to create in 2018 his blog Peace of Plant, sharing content on how contact with nature, plants and the art of gardening can be a source of wellbeing in our lives.

Discovering Forest Bathing was something that allowed Pedro to reconcile his several interests, from the contact with public and personal development, to health and wellness habits promotion and environmental protection.

Pedro M. Trinidade
Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner.