2022 Remote/Hybrid Forest Therapy Guide Training

Swallow Tailed Kite

Cohort

90

April 2, 2022

to

October 2, 2023

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.

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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 $2995 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 January 1, 2021 and are subject to change.

Who should attend

Horario / Schedule

Live Sessions

Saturday mornings 10:00 am Pacific Time

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To access the detailed schedule please click here

Formadores / Trainers

Entrenadores

Caitlin C. Williams aporta más de dos décadas de experiencia en mentoría de la naturaleza, desarrollo humano, rastreo de vida silvestre, supervivencia en la naturaleza, ciencias ambientales y habilidades naturalistas. Trabaja en asociación con organizaciones que ofrecen experiencias de naturaleza profunda, habilidades para el desarrollo de un yo ecológico y herramientas para la restauración ecológica. Caitlin es Facultad Adjunta en Weaving Earth: Centro para la Educación Relacional. Ella ha sido una mentora y guía con ANFT desde la primera capacitación en 2014

Marcela es mentora, entrenadora y guía certificada de Terapia de Bosque por la Asociación de Terapia de Bosque y Naturaleza (ANFT). Tiene estudios en Antropología, Manejo de Recursos Naturales y es guía de turismo con licencia del Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT). También es instructora certificada de Hatha-Iyengar Yoga. Por más de veinte años ha trabajado como guía de naturalismo y observación de aves en el bosque nuboso de Monteverde, Costa Rica, donde vive con su familia. Marcela trabaja como supervisora de pasantías en el Programa de Sostenibilidad y Medio Ambiente del CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) y ha colaborado con el Programa de Educación Ambiental del Centro Científico Tropical (CCT) y Corclima.

Nacida y criada en San José, desde muy joven adoptó un estilo de vida que le permitiera la libertad de estar en contacto directo con la naturaleza. Fue en los bosques de Monteverde y en la comunidad Cuáquera de la zona que encontró un balance perfecto de riqueza natural y un estilo de vida simple. La mayor parte del tiempo la encontrarás trabajando en el bosque, en la Galería de Arte de la familia, cultivando hierbas en la huerta, o practicando y enseñando Qi Gong y Yoga. Su pasión es compartir con las personas la sabiduría de los bosques que conoce y ama, ayudándoles a conectar con su esencia de una manera gentil y auténtica.

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