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  • Media Time: 65 Minutes

This program provides 1 hour of continuing education units.
-Approval NASW-KY #050522. NASW-KY is an approved provider for social work credits through the KYBSW.
-Approved Provider #50-33522 Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Course #20-1176442.
-Accepted by the OH CSWMFT Board.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, while many accept the above approvals, please confirm with your board.
Contact Rozlyn@academyimh.com for more information.
This course will introduce the practice of Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing or forest therapy), briefly review the research and benefits, describe the key components of forest bathing, and introduce clinical applications for general and specific presenting issues.

Through videos and guided practices, you'll be able to experience forest bathing invitations that are adapted for clinical settings.

Upon course completion you have the effective and accessible tools, skills, and resources to include forest bathing practice and principles into your practice right away for both indoor and outdoor settings. 


  1. Define 'Shinrin-Yoku' and recognize the practice's history.
  2. Explain the physical and mental health benefits of Shinrin-Yoku.
  3. Define 'phytoncides' and identify how it relates to Shinrin-Yoku and mental health.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of conceptual frameworks regarding Shinrin-Yoku.
  5. Summarize practices in clinical applications such as silence and disconnection, threshold crossing, sensory awakening/embodiment, reciprocal engagement, etc.
  6. Identify specific interventions to use in Shinrin-Yoku.

Juniper Owens

Co-Founder, Director, and Social Worker

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Juniper earned bachelor's and master's degrees in social work from the University of Louisville and is a licensed clinical social worker in Kentucky. She's currently pursuing a doctorate at Tulane University's School of Social Work. Juniper holds certifications in various therapeutic approaches, including EMDR, grief therapy, and Crisis and Suicide First Response.

Juniper co-founded Bridge Counseling and Wellness, a leading integrative mental health center in Louisville. She has also taught at the Kent School of Social Work, teaching Human Behavior and the Social Environment, and currently focuses on educational facilitation at the Academy. Her clinical expertise includes a range of therapeutic approaches, particularly in the treatment of anxiety and crisis work.