2023 Remote/Hybrid Forest Therapy Guide Training

Painted Turtle

Cohort

109

May 16, 2023

to

November 16, 2023

Enrollment Open / Inscripción abierta

A remarkable journey into the heart of the forest; an encounter with the heart of humanity
This course is for anyone who wants to become a Certified Forest Therapy Guide. No prior knowledge or training required.

About the Venue:
In this training, you will learn:
  • Learn how to guide ANFT's Standard Sequence - A Powerful approach to nature connection
  • Sequencing forest therapy invitations for maximum impact and benefit
  • The heart-centered Way of the Guide approach
  • The Language of Invitation to help create powerful connections with self and nature
  • Somatic techniques for embodied awareness
  • The pedagogy and fundamentals of nature connection
  • Nature and forest therapy research and knowledge
  • Trail awareness and safety -how to choose a forest therapy trail
  • Getting to know your bioregion, its history, watershed, awarenesses and more
  • Facilitation skills that promote an open environment for group sharing
  • Expressive arts activities for forest therapy
  • Competency standards: what a Forest Therapy Guide should know and be able to do
  • Tips for successfully promoting your forest therapy offerings

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 body. Upon completion of this course you will be able to succesfully guide forest therapy walks within the framework of ANFT's guide certification training.

ALOJAMIENTO
COMIDAS
TRANSPORTE
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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.)
In this training, you will learn:
  • Learn how to guide ANFT's Standard Sequence - A Powerful approach to nature connection
  • Sequencing forest therapy invitations for maximum impact and benefit
  • The heart-centered Way of the Guide approach
  • The Language of Invitation to help create powerful connections with self and nature
  • Somatic techniques for embodied awareness
  • The pedagogy and fundamentals of nature connection
  • Nature and forest therapy research and knowledge
  • Trail awareness and safety -how to choose a forest therapy trail
  • Getting to know your bioregion, its history, watershed, awarenesses and more
  • Facilitation skills that promote an open environment for group sharing
  • Expressive arts activities for forest therapy
  • Competency standards: what a Forest Therapy Guide should know and be able to do
  • Tips for successfully promoting your forest therapy offerings

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 body. Upon completion of this course you will be able to succesfully guide forest therapy walks within the framework of ANFT's guide certification training.

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

Jackie es formadora y consultora empresarial de la Asociación de Terapia de Bosque y Naturaleza - Guías y Programas. Ella es una guía certificada de terapia de bosque capacitada en 2017 en Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, y desde entonces ha estado guiando regularmente en su comunidad. Ella es una de las primeras guías en guiar caminatas pioneras de forma remota a través de Zoom cuando la pandemia hizo que guiar en persona fuera inseguro durante muchos meses en 2020. Nacida y criada en China, Jackie llegó a los Estados Unidos en 1990 para obtener su doctorado en literatura estadounidense. Ella ha tenido una experiencia diversa en diversos campos como la enseñanza, la traducción, el marketing y la práctica como Contadora Pública Certificada. Uno de sus mayores placeres al guiar es presenciar el impacto positivo en el bienestar de los participantes, incluido el de su propio hijo autista.

Ken Ouendag completed training with the ANFT in 2017 to become Vancouver's first Certified Forest Therapy Guide. He founded Nature Connected Forest Therapy Walks in 2017, offering public and private walks and retreats that are inspired by the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku (also known as “forest bathing”). He also assists with ANFT guide trainings and serves as a mentor, supporting forest therapy guides-in-training. His guided walks invite people to explore new ways of connecting with nature, while opening the door to the healing properties of forests and other natural environments. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ken was drawn to the West Coast of Canada by its lush forests and calming scenery. Since moving to British Columbia in 2009, he has undergone numerous outdoor educator and guiding courses. In addition to his work in forest therapy, he offers recreation therapy programming to older adults living in long-term care.

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