Coworking in the Forest has innumerable beneficial effects on both your health and your productivity. It is certainly not enough to put a few plants in an enclosed space (home, office) to improve a situation that is in itself not very good… but we need to completely reverse the point of view! At Tertulia you can work in a coworking space where all you have to do is open the door window to be in touch with nature. There are workstations outdoors and in the trees, the entire facility is immersed in the forest 24 hours a day and for the entire duration of your stay you will benefit tree positive influence!
It has been proven by numerous scientific studies that working next to plants has several beneficial effects. Do you know how communication between plants and people works? First of all, you need to understand that plants are extremely sophisticated and evolved living beings, living in heterogeneous and biodiverse communities, and that they communicate a lot with each other, exactly as we human are doing. Plants use different ways to communicate, through their roots and mycorrhizae, through electrical signals, and what interests us most, by exchanging volatile substances (VOC volatile organic compounds). And it is precisely these substances that are continuously emitted into the air we breathe that have the property of having a beneficial effect on our organism and our living.
At Tertulia you can work every day in contact with the plants of the forest. It could be visual contact if you work from a space inside the structure, visual, auditory and olfactory contact if you work outside, or even tactile contact if you are close to a tree (we are designing a platform to work from the tree directly…) or annual or shrubby plants.
There are numerous scientific studies that state how the presence of plants can affect our ability to work, but they often refer to the presence of potted plants, indoors, with little variety, small. Imagine how much this effect is multiplied by living and working in an environment rich in healthy plants, in their expression of life and with a variety and diversity as only wild nature can produce.
Effects on concentration and memory have been measured, we work better and more accurately (memory and attention performance increased by up to 20 per cent), creativity increases because we can relax better.
But the best thing is for you to directly experience the benefit and impact on your work performance, concentration and productivity by doing a period at Forest Coworking: people often tell us that they can work very well, that they are productive and concentrate a lot. We look forward to your feedback and feelings and hope that your projects can take off!
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Forest bathing is now also a proven therapeutic practice, both for psychological problems, various body problems and addictions. The beneficial effect depends on the dose, the longer you stay in the forest and the more frequently you go, the more lasting the effects are (broad-spectrum, long-lasting and without side effects): 3-4 days of immersion fortify the immune system for 1 month!
Every day in Tertulia you can dive in for a free forest bath: walk slowly, stop and breathe, touch leaves and wood, use all your senses and without excessive physical effort. Perhaps you can experiment in different times of the day (during full photosynthesis the release of VOCs is greater) and different seasons to discover the different benefits you might receive.
Want to learn more? For example, look at this scientific article about experiences in Tuscany, not far from Tertulia:
Short-Term Effects of Forest Therapy on Mood States: