TRAINING PATHWAY

1

The pathway of the Forest Bathing Training and Certification works as follows:

The first step is a 6-day intensive immersion on-site. Immediately following this, you begin your mandatory 3-month Mentored Practice, which is home-based. After this period, once you have met the requirements to be a competent guide, you will receive your certification. This final Mentored Practice will enable you to integrate your learning into your work practice.

A

6-day immersion on-site consisting of a combination of experiential and classroom style learning using the 5×5 Model.

The 5×5 Model is the common framework that both paths share and where you will learn:

  • Guiding Skills, Competencies and Techniques to guide your forest bathing walks/experiences.
  • Personal Nature Connection.
  • Ecoliteracy and Risk Management.
  • Senses & Embodiment Practices.
  • Forest Medicine, Science & Theory.
  • Group Dynamics.
  • Circle Work.
  • The Art of Language.
  • Combining Forest Bathing with other Practices.
  • Trail selection criteria.

B

3-month home-based Mentored Practice to integrate the immersion learning, where you will be:

  • Paired with a local mentor that will support your journey.
  • Attending a series of monthly calls with colleagues and mentor.

It is a requirement of the certification that you complete a "First Aid Training" or "Wilderness First Aid Training", as part of your mentored practice.


C

After the 3 months of Mentored Practice, once you have met the requirements to be a competent guide, you will receive your certification. This final Mentored Practice will enable you to integrate your learning into your work practice.


With the Forest Bathing training, you will be able to:

  • Guide Forest Bathing walks and experiences.
  • Design Forest Bathing workshops.
  • Provide extended multi-day wellness and stress reduction experiences.
  • Demonstrate strong standards, ethics and professional body recognition.
  • Form partnerships with organizations.
  • Integrate nature connection practices into your work.

2

The pathway of the Forest Therapy Training and Certification works as follows:

The first step is a 4-day intensive immersion on-site. Immediately following this, you begin your mandatory 3-month Mentored Practice, which is home-based. After this period, once you have met the requirements to be a competent Practitioner, you will receive your certification. This final Mentored Practice will enable you to integrate your learning into your work practice.

Attendance of this training has the following requirement:

  • You have either applied for or attended a current FTI Forest Bathing Guide training.
  • You have attended a Forest Bathing Guide or Forest Therapy training with another, FTI recognized organization.

D

4-day immersion on-site consisting of a combination of experiential and classroom style learning using the 5×5 Model.

The 5×5 Model is the common framework that both paths share and where you will learn:

  • Workplace stress reduction and wellness programmes.
  • Designing Forest Therapy interventions.
  • Guiding skills and considerations.
  • Working with clinical populations.

E

3-month home-based Mentored Practice to integrate the immersion learning, where you will be:

  • Paired with a local mentor that will support your journey.
  • Attending a series of monthly calls with colleagues and mentor.

It is a requirement of the certification that you complete a "First Aid Training" or "Wilderness First Aid Training", as part of your mentored practice.


F

After the 3 months of Mentored Practice, once you have met the requirements to be a competent guide, you will receive your certification. This final Mentored Practice will enable you to integrate your learning into your work practice.


With the Forest Therapy Training, you will be able to:

  • Work with specific populations.
  • Demonstrate strong standards and ethics and professional recognition.
  • Form partnerships with organizations.
  • Work collaboratively with healthcare professionals to develop social/green prescriptions.
  • Develop Forest Therapy interventions with a specific framework and engage in research.
  • Establish multi-day Nature Based Workplace Wellness Programmes.
Item added to cart.
0 items -