Forest Bathing Guide Training · IRELAND · Aug 2021

1,960 

Language: English

Wicklow Mountains, Ireland

6 days immersion: August 2021, dates TBD
Forest Bathing practice ends: November 2021

Language: English

The Certified Forest Bathing Guide Training costs € 1,960 for the 3-month period. Travel, accommodation, meals or other expenses are not included.

This training is suitable for those who wish to offer Forest Bathing as a wellness or therapeutic practice, or in combination with other wellness practices such as yoga, mindfulness and coaching, among others. It offers both wellness and therapeutic approaches.

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

Team

Ireland August 2021

Caitlin Keddie

Trainer & Mentor

    Kerry

    Trainer & Mentor

      Shirley

      Lead Trainer & Mentor

        Caitlin Keddie

        Trainer & Mentor

        Caitlin became Scotland's first certified Forest Bathing Guide in 2017. Caitlin is extremely passionate about mental health and the many benefits that nature based interventions can provide. She regularly facilitates Forest Bathing workshops for the public, corporate clients and government organisations. Caitlin has extensive experience in the natural health industry and co-owns Napiers the Herbalists Bathgate, a community interest company set out to make natural health education and herbal medicine more accessible for local communities.

          Kerry

          Trainer & Mentor

          Kerry is a passionate Forest Therapy Practitioner, Forest School Leader and an Art Therapist based in the West of Ireland. Her appreciation for nature and art has brought her on creative journey's around the world. She facilitated creative arts programmes focusing on using art and nature as a tool for integration, connection and awareness. Kerry has been guiding Forest Therapy walks for 3 years with a focus on integrating her art therapy experience within her walks. She is the co-founder of Down to Earth Forest School, a nature based educational programme where children are supported to learn and create through nature. She runs environmental education workshops for primary schools and is part of the facilitator team for the Forest School Leadership programme. She has training in Eco-Psychology, Challenging Behaviour in the Outdoors, Therapeutic Play skills and is training in Therapeutic skills for children in the outdoors.

            Shirley

            Lead Trainer & Mentor

            Shirley lives in Dublin and is a Director of both the Forest Therapy Institute and Ecowellness Consulting. Master Degrees in both Health Promotion and Social Work and has over twenty years of experience working in the areas of health and social care. Having become the first Certified Forest Therapy Guide in Europe, she also has extensive postgraduate training in Ecotherapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, counseling, stress management, dialectical behavioral therapy skills, family behavioral therapy, and therapeutic use of mindfulness. Shirley has presented her Forest Therapy Research and Practice at international conferences and the United Nations. She trained as a nature guide with Eco Training in South Africa and has completed an internship in the South African National Parks. Shirley has a deep love and respect for nature, especially trees.

              The Forest Therapy Institute 5×5 Model training is inspired by our love for the land, the richness of our specific ancient traditions and cultures and our social and environmental particular contexts. All programmes are adapted to the specific culture and environmental contexts where the training takes place. Based on a scientific supported framework and the latest international research, at the FTI Forest Bathing 5×5 Model training you will:

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

              The first step of the pathway of the Forest Bathing Training and Certification 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.

              FTI · Certified Forest Bathing Guide:

              6 days of intensive immersion + 3 months of Mentored Practice = Certification

              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. This is not included in the training fee.

              1) 6-day immersion on-site consisting of a combination of experiential and classroom style learning using the 5×5 Model, which is the common framework that both paths share and where you will learn about:

              • Guiding Skills, Competencies and Techniques to guide your forest bathing walks/experiences.
              • FTI Method (Walk Structure & 5×5 Model).
              • 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.

              2) 3-month Mentored Practice, home-based, 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.

              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.

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              Avondale Retreat, set amidst the stunning surrounds of the Wicklow Mountains and overlooking the lush green backdrop of the Avonmore valley.

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              Forest Bathing Guide Training · IRELAND · Aug 2021
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