FTI is a group of collaborating professionals from different countries who have joined together to create innovative and unique Forest Bathing, Forest Therapy and Forest and Nature Based Health and Wellness  Programmes. The team has set up the FTI

To meet the urgent need for supported nature connection so people can avail of free and accessible health restoration and generate a desire for nature conservation.

To offer international trainings and integrative support - based on the latest research - adapted to each culture, language, land and history.

To establish a strong international network of guides, aiming at cultural interchange, sharing and support.

To promote Forest and Nature Based Health and Wellnes Programmes as sustainable ecosystem services to benefit both the planet and its population.


A unique mix of Individual backgrounds work together to provide the FTI with the skills needed to train, support and develop Forest Bathing, Forest Therapy and Forest and Nature Based practices  all over the world.

>> To prepare Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy guides to work in the areas of ecowellness, ecotourism, lifestyle/preventative medicine, research and clinical treatment.

>> To utilise the international evidence base to develop state of the art Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy programmes and interventions.

>> FTI aims to continuously achieve high standards of professional practice by developing and promoting continuous professional development (CPD).

The FTI team comprises individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds and cultures. FTI trainings are currently delivered in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Italian and German.

We have established localised organisations operating within our individual countries that operate under the umbrella organisation FTI. It is with deep gratitude to the forests and the natural world as well as to all those who have gone before us, our friends, guides, trainers and collaborating speciallist all over the world, that we now share our work and vision with you.

Instituto iberoamericano de forest therapy
European Forest Institute
NorthAmerica Forest therapy institute
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