2021 Remote Forest Therapy Guide Training

Wild Tulip

November 20, 2021

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Enrollment Open

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 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.

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


You will be supported in live calls by some of the worlds most experienced forest therapy guides and trainers. The learning platform is very user-friendly with many types of content, including videos, reading, field assignments, live discussions, and more.

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 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. Immersions 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.

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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.

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


You will be supported in live calls by some of the worlds most experienced forest therapy guides and trainers. The learning platform is very user-friendly with many types of content, including videos, reading, field assignments, live discussions, and more.

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 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. Immersions 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.

Matrícula / Tuition

The tuition for the six month coreguide training program is $2995 USD.

The tuition for the four-dayimmersion is $495. Wait to pay until you are ready to register for a specificimmersion. You will have two years from the completion of your core guidetraining to do the immersion.

Other costs include payment forWilderness First Aid training, which is required for Certification, and isprovided by third parties. Prices range from $100 to $300. Lodging or campingfees and food for the four-day immersion are the responsibility of the trainee.

Tuition figures are current as of January 1, 2021 and are subject to change.

Who should attend

Horario / Schedule

Live sessions and group discussions

Wednesday

10 am - 11:30 am Pacific Time

1 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern Time

6 pm - 7:30 pm Western European Time

7 pm - 8:30 pm Central European Time

8 pm - 9:30 pm Eastern European Time

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Formadores / Trainers

Entrenadores

Kat es una guía de terapia de bosque certificada por la ANFT, formadora en formación y artista, con sede en los Países Bajos. Su elemento es ayudar a las personas a reconectarse con la naturaleza, consigo mismas y con los demás, mientras se enfoca en los aspectos de reciprocidad, respeto por todos los seres, inteligencia del corazón, sabiduría corporal y el estado de fluir. Con su pasión por el arte inspirado en la naturaleza y su experiencia en la comunicación intercultural, Kat disfruta guiar a personas y equipos de todas las culturas con su compañía Way Back Home, e intenta expresar la relación de todos los seres a través de Shinrin-yoku Art y practicando Flow Art. Está entrenada en Terapia de Bosque, Comunicación Intercultural y actualmente se está capacitando para ser Coach de Psicología de la Mente-Cuerpo y la Alimentación. Tiene casi dos décadas de experiencia en la enseñanza de estudiantes adultos, tanto individualmente como en grupo de manera presencial, y también en línea. Tiene una maestría en lingüística y estudios de traducción y habla con fluidez holandés, inglés, checo y es una hablante bilingüe pasiva de alemán.


Manuela Siegfried  nació y se crió en este hermoso y biodiverso país llamado Costa Rica. Al tener un biólogo como padre, hizo del contacto con la naturaleza una parte intrínseca de su vida. Esta pasión la llevó a trabajar como guía de turismo naturalista durante 3 años. Se encontró con el concepto de Shinrin-Yoku y la Asociación de Terapia de Bosque y Naturaleza e inmediatamente se sintió inspirada e identificada con él. Manuela se formó y certificó en 2018 y ha estado guiando muy activamente desde entonces. Le apasiona ayudar a las personas a despertar sus sentidos y reducir la velocidad en un entorno natural para que puedan volver a conectarse con ellos mismos y con el mundo más que humano. Enamorarnos nuevamente del mundo natural ayuda a redescubrir nuestra relación íntima y personal con el bosque y nos damos cuenta de que en realidad SOMOS naturaleza. Manuela es también mentora y formadora de guías de la Asociación de Terapia de Bosque y Naturaleza y está absolutamente comprometida y enamorada de su trabajo.

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, que se publicará próximamente. 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.

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