The healing power of nature.

Health forests project

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In the midst of nature lies a valuable treasure for your well-being - the forests. Studies show that spending time in the forest has been proven to reduce stress, strengthen the immune system and improve general well-being. The "Health Forests" project was launched to make these health-promoting opportunities accessible to everyone.
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Donate now! Support the project

Register for free, become a fan of the Health Forests project and enable the realisation of free health offers in the forest through a donation for our crowdfunding.

We are dependent on financial support for the realisation of the project. This is the only way we can design and implement offers and provide the necessary infrastructure to enable locals, second homes and guests a low-threshold introduction to the use of forests for the benefit of their well-being.

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Reaching the goal together.

Our supporters

Teamwork makes the dream work. That's why we appreciate any support. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the municipality of Scuol for its moral and financial support and for believing in this innovative project.

Effect.

Influence of forests on us humans

Spending time in the forest has been proven to have a positive effect on health and well-being. Among other things, they lead to a reduction in stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, have a positive effect on heart rate and blood pressure and stimulate the production of killer cells, thereby improving the immune system. They also lead to an increased sense of well-being, less depression and anxiety. Various studies provide different explanations for this: In evolutionary terms, humans are "forest animals" who feel comfortable in this environment; terpenes, which we absorb through our skin and breathing, have a calming effect; the forest is a quiet zone without noise pollution and invites us to exercise, which is healthy. Accordingly, the forest offers ideal conditions for recreation and experience, but also for prevention and rehabilitation.

(Emi et al., 2007)

Der höchstgelegene Arvenwald Europas bei S-charl im Unterengadin

Health forests project explained

The aim of the project is to show people that the forest is not only a beautiful place, but also contributes to our well-being. Mindful time spent in nature can have positive effects on health at any time of year.

Offers

Workshops and free taster sessions on the five senses (sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing) could be offered in the forest. For example, how to cook with edible plants, distil the scent essence of the forest, meditation or even yoga in the forest. The activities would not only be beneficial to health, but also fun.

Next steps

Now that the basic ideas for the "Health Forests" project have been finalised, there are further exciting steps ahead to bring the offer to life. 

  • Financing phase
  • Developing the overall concept
  • Project realisation
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Clinica Curativa

Our partner.

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