2022 Remote/Hybrid Forest Therapy Guide Training

Bluebird

Cohort

93

June 16, 2022

to

December 16, 2022

Enrollment Open / Inscripción abierta

A remarkable journey into the heart of the forest; an encounter with the heart of humanity
This course is ideal for anyone who wants to become a Certified Forest Therapy Guide.

About the Venue:

When you begin your journey, you will take a core training course that lasts 6 months. Your group or cohort of up to 30 trainees from different areas, countries or even continents, allows you to learn from each other and connect with your trainers via remote technologies like Zoom.

In this training, you will learn:
  • The Standard Sequence of Guided Forest Therapy Walks
  • Professional standards and competencies: what a Forest Therapy Guide should know and be able to do
  • The pedagogy and fundamentals of nature connection
  • Nature and forest therapy research and effects on health care and well-being
  • Our framework for the Way of the Guide, wisdom on the inner aspects of the art gained through decades of experience
  • The leadership skills and style of the Guide archetype
  • Creating space for others to find their own authentic nature connection
  • Accelerating connection to deep mindfulness and embodiment through simple sensory invitations
  • What makes a good setting for forest therapy
  • How to facilitate restorative human connection through storytelling and witnessing
  • Our theoretical framework of deep nature connection through embodiment, liminality, reciprocity and relationship
  • Sequencing forest therapy invitations for maximum impact and benefit
  • Expressive arts activities for forest therapy
  • Somatic techniques for embodied awareness
  • Succesfully guide forest therapy walks applying all you the knowledge and embodied connection acquired

Our aim is simple: to train competent guides. However, many participants report that this training profoundly affects many aspects of their lives.

What is included in this training:
  • Access to 14 modules on our user friendly learning platform loaded with quality content in the forms of text, audios, and videos to fit different learning styles.
  • Over 14 live and interactive calls with your cohort and your trainers (full group calls) via Zoom
  • Small group discussions with trainers to deepen on the content and to support each other
  • Downloadable Chapters of the Manual
  • Over 30 short videos recorded by different trainers on different topics
  • Over 40 assignments and self exploration activities to deepen and embody the practice
  • Over 20 nature connection activities to deepen your personal relationship to the More Than Human World
  • Access to research papers and studies regarding nature and forest therapy
  • Fun Facts and Reflections on the Journey in each module
  • Experience remotely guided Forest Therapy walks facilitated by your trainers
  • Guide at least 4 walks and debrief them with your trainers

The training is designed in a way that will gently guide you through all the steps and processes to integrate and deepen the learning in your head and in your bodies so that by the end you will be able to succesfully guide and hold a forest therapy walk within the framework of ANFT.

You will be supported in live calls by some of the worlds most experienced forest therapy guides and trainers from different parts of the world.

ANFT also has a Forest Therapy Facebook Group, a private group for ANFT trained guides from throughout the world. This group is a remarkable and very active resource for exchanging information and supporting ongoing learning. ANFT certified guides can now be found in over 60 countries.

When you complete the core six-month training you will be an ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guide. This certification is valid for two years, or until you complete a four-day immersion. This must be completed sometime within two years after you complete the six month core training course. This will move your certification from provisional to permanent status. To see the list of available immersions click here.

ALOJAMIENTO
COMIDAS
TRANSPORTE
NOTAS 
GENERALES
HOTEL
Duration
6 months training +
4 day immersion
Hybrid Format
Remote Live Calls +
In Person Immersion
US$ 3350.00 *
US$ 495 (Travel expenses, lodging and meals not incl.)

When you begin your journey, you will take a core training course that lasts 6 months. Your group or cohort of up to 30 trainees from different areas, countries or even continents, allows you to learn from each other and connect with your trainers via remote technologies like Zoom.

In this training, you will learn:
  • The Standard Sequence of Guided Forest Therapy Walks
  • Professional standards and competencies: what a Forest Therapy Guide should know and be able to do
  • The pedagogy and fundamentals of nature connection
  • Nature and forest therapy research and effects on health care and well-being
  • Our framework for the Way of the Guide, wisdom on the inner aspects of the art gained through decades of experience
  • The leadership skills and style of the Guide archetype
  • Creating space for others to find their own authentic nature connection
  • Accelerating connection to deep mindfulness and embodiment through simple sensory invitations
  • What makes a good setting for forest therapy
  • How to facilitate restorative human connection through storytelling and witnessing
  • Our theoretical framework of deep nature connection through embodiment, liminality, reciprocity and relationship
  • Sequencing forest therapy invitations for maximum impact and benefit
  • Expressive arts activities for forest therapy
  • Somatic techniques for embodied awareness
  • Succesfully guide forest therapy walks applying all you the knowledge and embodied connection acquired

Our aim is simple: to train competent guides. However, many participants report that this training profoundly affects many aspects of their lives.

What is included in this training:
  • Access to 14 modules on our user friendly learning platform loaded with quality content in the forms of text, audios, and videos to fit different learning styles.
  • Over 14 live and interactive calls with your cohort and your trainers (full group calls) via Zoom
  • Small group discussions with trainers to deepen on the content and to support each other
  • Downloadable Chapters of the Manual
  • Over 30 short videos recorded by different trainers on different topics
  • Over 40 assignments and self exploration activities to deepen and embody the practice
  • Over 20 nature connection activities to deepen your personal relationship to the More Than Human World
  • Access to research papers and studies regarding nature and forest therapy
  • Fun Facts and Reflections on the Journey in each module
  • Experience remotely guided Forest Therapy walks facilitated by your trainers
  • Guide at least 4 walks and debrief them with your trainers

The training is designed in a way that will gently guide you through all the steps and processes to integrate and deepen the learning in your head and in your bodies so that by the end you will be able to succesfully guide and hold a forest therapy walk within the framework of ANFT.

You will be supported in live calls by some of the worlds most experienced forest therapy guides and trainers from different parts of the world.

ANFT also has a Forest Therapy Facebook Group, a private group for ANFT trained guides from throughout the world. This group is a remarkable and very active resource for exchanging information and supporting ongoing learning. ANFT certified guides can now be found in over 60 countries.

When you complete the core six-month training you will be an ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guide. This certification is valid for two years, or until you complete a four-day immersion. This must be completed sometime within two years after you complete the six month core training course. This will move your certification from provisional to permanent status. To see the list of available immersions click here.

Matrícula / Tuition

The tuition for the six month core guide training program is $3350 USD.

The tuition for the four-day immersion is $495. Wait to pay until you are ready to register for a specific immersion. You will have two years from the completion of your core guide training to do the immersion. This price does not include lodging, meals nor transportation.

Other costs include payment for Wilderness First Aid training, which is required for Certification, and is provided by third parties. Prices range from $100 to $300.  

Tuition figures are current as of March 1, 2022 and are subject to change.

Who should attend

Horario / Schedule

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Formadores / Trainers

Entrenadores

Ben Page es un guía de terapia de bosque, defensor mundial de la práctica y autor de Healing Trees: A Pocket Guide to Forest Bathing. Es el fundador de Shinrin Yoku LA y de Integral Forest Bathing y ha estado guiando caminatas de Terapia de Bosque desde 2015. Durante su tiempo como formador y mentor de guías, Ben ha entrenado a cientos de guías en todo el mundo. De 2017 a 2020, también se desempeñó como Director de Formación para la Asociación de Terapia de Bosque y Naturaleza - Guías y Programas, especializándose en el diseño curricular y pedagógico y fue el diseñador principal de la Formación para Guías de Terapia de Bosque de ANFT en Thinkific. Desde que comenzó su práctica, Ben ha aparecido en publicaciones como Women’s Health, USA TODAY, Good Morning America, The Washington Post y WebMD. Ben también es cofundador de The Open School, la única escuela democrática gratuita del sur de California. Tiene un B.A. en estudios religiosos de Carleton College y una maestría en desarrollo humano y cambio social de Pacific Oaks College.

Vicky Kyan es la primera guía, mentora y formadora certificada por la ANFT en el hemisferio sur. Es una firme defensora de la práctica de la Terapia de Bosque y Naturaleza y de la promoción de capacitaciones en el Pacífico Sur. Ella se inspira en gran medida en los ecosistemas locales de playas, costas y estuarios del océano, donde ha sido pionera en este trabajo desde su Capacitación de Guías con la ANFT en el norte de California en mayo de 2015. Vicky opera un pequeño retiro de vacaciones en casas de familia, donde ofrece 'Wellbeing Wanders' experiencias guiadas de Terapia de Bosque. Cuando no está viajando, utiliza su hogar en las islas del Pacífico como base para asesorar a los guías en prácticas de la ANFT y para construir una red con contactos de conexión con la naturaleza tanto a nivel nacional como en todo el mundo. También es miembro activo del equipo de formación internacional de ANFT y viaja a cursos de formación en todo el mundo.

Aplicación para la Inmersión / Immersion Application
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Formulario de Aplicación para la Formación Principal de 6 meses/ Application Form for 6 month Core Guide Training