My name is Valérie Dulière. I am a mother of 2 teenagers, a Doctor in Physicis and a certified Forest Therapy walk guide (also known as Shinrin Yoku or forest bathing) by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. I also have a Wilderness First Aid certificate.
For a long time I worked in the scientific research, studying environmental issues such as climate change and marine pollutions. With the challenges brought by life, I quickly realised the many benefits that nature had on me. I decided to look further into it and wanted to be able to share it with others. This is when I decided to follow a training course to become a "Forest Therapy Walk" guide.
This practice helped me a lot and still helps me today.
I was able to test it under different conditions, especially on days when I was unable to leave my house, from my bedroom or my terrasse, and believe me or not, but it did me a lot of good!
Today, I am more than ever convinced of the benefits that a partnership with nature can bring to us all and
I am trying a new approach, more "human", intuitive, calming and soothing: that of giving people the possibility to reconnect with nature and with themselves. This is the reason why I'm a volunteer guide for the Calendula asbl. This is my modest contribution to building a better world.
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