Therapeutic Horticulture Seminar

INTRODUCTION

Have you heard of the healing power of nature? Are you award of the fact that nature improves health and wellbeing? Connection to nature is essential to human health and wellbeing as studies have shown that interactions with plants and green spaces provide physical, psychological and community benefits. Come and join us to understand and learn more about the therapeutic benefits our nature and green spaces can bring to the community and people with special needs. 

SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Time

Programme

0900

Opening Address

0910

Keynote Speech – Green Urbanism and the New Community

 

Prof Kua Ee Heok

Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, National University Hospital

0940

Tea Break

1010

The Park Prescription Project – Prescribing Activity in Parks to Improve Health and Wellbeing

Dr Falk Mueller-Riemenschneider

Assistant Professor, Saw See Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

1110

 Effects of Therapeutic Horticulture for Elderly in Singapore

Dr Roger Ho

Associate Professor and Consultant Psychiatrist, Dept of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore and National University Health System

1150

 Effects of Landscape Design on Brain Activity: Current Knowledge and Views for the Future

Dr Agnieszka a. Olszewska-Guizzo

President and Founder, NeuroLandscape, Poland

1220 Panel Discussion
1240 Networking Lunch
1330

Wellbeing in Gardening for People with Intellectual Disability

Dr Kate Neal

Lecturer, Southern Cross University, Australia

1400

Therapeutic Horticulture for Young Adults with Autism

Dr Elizabeth R.M. Diehl

Director, Therapeutic Horticulture, College of Medicine, University of Florida, USA

 1430

Forest Therapy

Ms Yap You Min

Certified Nature and Forest Therapy guide, Xiu Nature Connections

1450

Therapeutic Gardens Movement in Singapore

Ms Soh Weijing

Deputy Director, National Parks board

 Therapeutic Gardens Movement - Capability Building

Ms Corrin Ng

Manager, National Parks Board

1510 Panel Discussion
1530 End of Seminar

*Programme is subjected to changes. Click here for the details of speakers' profile and presentation abstract. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Horticulturists
  • Landscape Designers & Landscape Architects
  • Horticultural Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Health Professionals
  • Social & Recreation Activities Officers
  • Academics & Researchers

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS

Professional Certification

CEUs/CPDs

ISA Certified Arborist

Pending

Certified Practising Horticulturist

Pending

SEMINAR FEES

Seminar Fees (Inclusive of GST)

Full Fee

$160.50

Fees include the provision of refreshment. Terms and conditions apply. 

REGISTRATION

Please register and pay online here

A confirmation e-mail will be sent to all participants who have registered successfully. Seminar places will only be confirmed upon receipt of the duly completed application forms and payment. 

All information are correct as of posted date. For enquiry, please contact us at ask_CUGE@nparks.gov.sg