Guided Forest Bathing for Environmental Exposures

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver, Canada
Environmental Exposures+5 More
Guided Forest Bathing - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This trial is testing if people in Vancouver respond to forest Bathing, a Japanese practice, differently based on environmental factors. Guided forest Bathing will be used to treat patients with Environmental Exposures in this trial. Guided Forest Bathing has been previously approved by the FDA for a different condition, so all patients in this trial will receive the treatment.

Eligible Conditions

  • Mental Health Wellness 1
  • Environmental Exposures
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Anxiety
  • Nature, Human
  • Blood Pressures

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

5 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Up to one week before the first forest bathing session and one week after the fourth forest bathing session (7-month interval).

Pre-test and Post-test Forest Bathing Sessions (90-minute interval)
Abbreviated Profile of Mood States (POMS) - Change
Cardiovascular reactivity - Blood Pressure (Diastolic) - Change
Cardiovascular reactivity - Blood Pressure (Systolic) - Change
Cardiovascular reactivity - Heart Rate - Change
Cardiovascular reactivity - Heart Rate Variability - Change
Connectedness to Nature Scale (CNS) - Change
Up to one week before the first forest bathing session and one week after the fourth forest bathing session (7-month interval).
Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) - Change

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Self-Guided Forest Bathing
1 of 2
Guided Forest Bathing
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

100 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Guided Forest Bathing · No Placebo Group · N/A

Guided Forest Bathing
Behavioral
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Guided Forest Bathing · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Self-Guided Forest Bathing
Behavioral
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Self-Guided Forest Bathing · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: up to one week before the first forest bathing session and one week after the fourth forest bathing session (7-month interval).
Closest Location: Jericho Beach Park · Vancouver, Canada
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N/AFirst Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Environmental Exposures
0 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of British ColumbiaLead Sponsor
1,296 Previous Clinical Trials
1,271,207 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Environmental Exposures
520 Patients Enrolled for Environmental Exposures
John L. Innes, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of British Columbia

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You spend time on a trail in a Vancouver park for at least 60 minutes per month.
You are willing to refrain from tobacco products, alcohol, caffeine, marijuana, and psilocybin for at least two hours prior to arriving at the study site and during the forest bathing sessions.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.