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Certified Forest Bathing Guide Training

The Certified Forest Bathing Guide Training is suitable for people working in the area of ecotourism or health tourism. It is suitable for those who wish to offer Forest Bathing as a wellness practice, Spa activity or in combination with other wellness practices such as yoga, mindfulness and coaching, among others.

 The Forest Bathing Training establishes a strong base for the those who wish to attend the CPD in Forest Therapy for treatment, intervention and reabilitation.

The Forest Therapy institute 5x5-model training is inspired by our love for the land, the richness of our  specific ancient traditions, cultures and our specific social and environmental context. All programmes are adapted to the specific culture and environmental context where the training take place.

Based on a scientific supported framework and the latest international research, at the FTI Forest Bathing 5x5-model training you will:

  • Enhance your awareness of your relationship with nature that supports your healing, meaning and purpose.
  • Equip you with a specific framework to guide forest bathing walks and experiences.
  • Provide you with a tool kit to integrate Forest Bathing wellness practice into the health care system;
  • Integrating new skills to develop your life and career path.

We offer trainings and programmes that are unique, up to date and in the lead.

By choosing to train with us you´ll receive:

  • 1
    High Quality Professional trainings that are more financially feasible.
  • 2
    Training, guidance and mentoring adapted to each culture and in your own language.
  • 3
    Following a certificate training, we offer a variety of programmes, workshops and mentoring possibilities to aid your personal immersion and skills development.
  • 4
    Programmes and mentored coaching with specific focus areas; market demand, business development, integration in health care, as well as interventions for different clients; workplaces, health care, wellness integration and other.

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.


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.


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.

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.









What is the price for the Forest Bathing Training?

If I have applied for the Forest Bathing Program. Could I move to for the Forest Therapy Training?

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