In this training, you will learn:
When you begin your journey, you will take a core training course that lasts six months. Your cohort of up to 30 trainees will be people who live in the same or a nearby time zone.This geographic and time zone way of gathering as a group makes it convenient to connect with your trainers and each other via remote technologies like Zoom.
Once your cohort has had its online first meeting with your training team, you will return every two weeks for a live webinar. These meetings are lively learning experiences led by our expert trainers. There are 16 of these meetings in the course. They are recorded and made available privately for your cohort only.
The course consists of 15 modules. Additionally, to thecalls, each trainee will get individual access to a user friendly learningplatform, where the content is presented in various forms to satisfy thedifferent learning styles. Students will work through the content with the helpof videos, texts, audios, a manual and a variety of activities and assignmentsto get a more hands on experience of the content.
If you wish, you will also be added to the 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 55 countries. These local guides are a resource for trainees to experience being guided. You can harvest a lot of practical wisdom from them. They love to help new trainees!
You will also have access to a growing library of ANFT training materials such as videos. To further support your learning, you will be invited to join a “pod” of three to five others in your cohort. Many pods develop interesting and fun ways to deepen their learning process. Often lifetime friendships grow.To the extent possible, we will try to organize pods based on your proximity to each other; this will maximize your ability to meet in person and explore forest trails and forest therapy methods together.
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 intensive. 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. Intensives are organized by local trainers. Dates and locations will be set as the time for the intensive draws near. We’ll be looking at the weather and other factors when we choose dates. It is quite likely that you will meet trainees from other cohorts at your immersion. This will help to give you a sense of the community of guides that has grown and is active throughout the world.
The tuition for the six month core guide training program is $2845 USD. If you wish you can split this into six monthly payments of $475 USD. Our policy is that the full amount must be paid before you are certified.
The tuition for the four-day intensive is $389. Wait to pay until you are ready to complete the intensive. You will have two years from the completion of your core guide training to do the intensive.
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. Lodging or camping fees and food for the four-day intensive are the responsibility of the trainee.
Tuition figures are current as of most recent update on May 26 2020 and are subject to change.
Ronna Schneberger ha sido una naturalista, intérprete y guía de senderismo galardonada profesionalmente en los parques de montaña canadienses durante 25 años. Es profesora de yoga desde hace 20 años y en la última década incorporó el yoga, la meditación y el coaching en la naturaleza. Los resultados fueron profundos. En su búsqueda por comprender por qué el tiempo en la naturaleza crea fácilmente experiencias poderosas, se convirtió en Guía de Terapia Forestal con ANFT, una de las primeras en Canadá. Ronna es formadora y mentora de guías de terapia forestal. Es profesora de Desarrollo de Liderazgo en el Centro Banff, donde trabaja con líderes, profesionales y ejecutivos de todo el mundo utilizando la naturaleza como maestra para crear poderosas reflexiones y transformaciones. Ella es la presidenta del Consejo Canadiense ANFT, junto con su equipo; espera poder promover la Terapia Forestal en Canadá.
Tam Willey es guía, capacitadora, mentora de ANFT y fundadora de Toadstool Walks con sede en Boston, Massachusetts. Tam ha dirigido la Terapia de Bosque desde 2017 en colaboración con The Arnold Arboretum de la Universidad de Harvard, The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Mass Audubon, Peabody Essex Museum, Lesley University Holistic Psychology and Wellness, Boston University School Of Theology, y más. Tam diseña y lleva a cabo retiros de inmersión con The Venture Out Project y ha sido mentora y ha servido a jóvenes LGBTQ a través de varios programas en Boston durante la última década. Tam es una apasionada de las formas en que la Terapia de Bosque puede apoyar y ampliar las relaciones mediante el intercambio y el testimonio en comunidad con el mundo natural o más que humano de una manera que respalde nuestro recuerdo de que no estamos simplemente en relación con la naturaleza, sino que somos naturaleza.