CERTIFIED FOREST BATHING GUIDE TRAINING PATHWAY

The pathway of the Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy trainings
and certification works as following:

The first step is a 6 day intensive immersion. Immediately following this you begin your mandatory 3 months Mentored Practice. This is home based. After the 3 months Mentored Practice once you fulfill the requirments for a competent guide you will receive your certification. This final Mentored Practice will enable you to integrate your learning into your work practice.

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6 days immersion that consists of a combination of experiential and classroom style learning using the 5x5 model.

The 5x5-model is the common framework that both paths share, where you will learn:

  • The Art of Guiding and Core Forest Bathing Techniques to guide your forest bathing walks/experiences.
  • The Science of Forest Bathing: the evidence based practice.
  • Embodied presence and working with the senses.
  • The Forest Bathing framework 5x5-model.
  • Trail selection criteria.
  • Cultural considerations and enhancing your relationship with the land.
  • Naturalist knowledge on your area.
  • Enhancing personal awareness of your relationship with nature.

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Mentored Practice: the immersion is followed by a 3 months Mentored Practice to integrate the immersion learnings 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 First Aid Training” or “Wilderness First Aid Training” as part of your mentored practise.


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After the 3 months Mentored Practice once you fulfill the requirments for 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 organisations.
  • Integrate nature connection practices into your work.
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