Alex is a certified guide to Forest therapy, Trainer and Mentor of guides by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT). Being European coordinator of the Association. Alex is the founder of Shinrin-Yoku Barcelona and Shinrin-Yoku Portugal and collaborates as a consultant specialist in the expert group on Human Health and Well-being to the Forest Europe, Ministerial Conference on the Protection of forests in Europe.
Alex is the author of “Sentir el bosque: La experiencia del Shinrin-Yoku (baño de bosque)”, Grijalbo, edited by Penguin Random House Editorial Group.
As opposed to the daily stress of urban life, he facilitates and develops nature connection techniques so that all people can experience the health benefits of natural environments.
He develops programs for companies and organizations in the continuous practice of supporting companies to reduce stress, to prevent Burnout syndrome, to improve the well-being of its collaborators and to stimulate creativity and teamwork. Alex is committed to promoting this practice to support everyone to surpass their established limits and improve their well-being.
Alex developed the KIDS & Forest Therapy Program for adolescents at risk of social exclusion, where he worked with different institutions for the young people engagement.
Based between Barcelona and Lisbon, he has participated in events and trainings in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, France, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Croatia, Costa Rica, USA and Australia, among other locations.
He is trained in business management, sociology, leadership, non-verbal communication and leadership. He holds an E-MBA by EAE Business School of Barcelona.
He has been featured and/or interviewed in diferent countries by: TVE 1, Antena 3, El Periodico, LaVanguardia, Diari Ara, El Mundo, Revista Cuerpo y Mente, TimeOut, Lecturas, RTP, SIC Mulher, Publico, Visão, Pais, Sábado, A nossa Prima, Revista Calm, Revista Saber Viver y Revista Q, Diario de Burgos, Norwegian Airlines Magazine, among other media.