our speakers


You Min is a certified nature and forest therapy guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, USA. A pioneer guide in Singapore and the Southeast Asia, she is passionate about sharing nature and forest therapy for well-being, especially for stressed out and disconnected city dwellers. Slowing down, re-connecting with nature and discovering oneself - these are part of her story.  And her intention is clear - to support others on their journeys through her nature therapy practice. She conducts forest therapy for corporate workplace wellness and guides with Singapore’s National Parks Board conducting nature therapy programmes. Spearheading nature therapy for wellness in the ASEAN region, You Min leads forest bathings at wellness retreats in Chiang Rai, Thailand. You Min is also a speaker at the International Forest Therapy Day 2018 seminar in Finland and at the Therapeutic Horticulture seminar by CUGE Research. Her academic background is in plant science, having earned a Master's degree in Life Sciences by research at the National University of Singapore. She is also a qualified educator and plant variety protection examiner. 


Denise has a PhD in psychology and leads the Biophilia Research Cluster at JCU Singapore. She teaches into environmental psychology and has supervised several research projects aligning with the cluster focus, which draws on a local and global push for sustainability through an increase in opportunities for engagement with nature in high-density urbanised environments. Denise is an academic psychologist and certified Forest Therapy Guide (through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy in the US) and has conducted Forest Therapy walks for members of the public in a number of locations in Singapore. 


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