Forest Therapy Practitioner Training in Chile 10 – 12 April 2020


Language: Spanish

A requirement of attendance at the Forest Therapy Practitioner Training is you have either applied for the current FTI Forest Bathing Training offerings, attended a Certified Forest Bathing Guide FTI Training or a Certified Forest Bathing or Therapy Training with another FTI recognised Training organization. Have you applied or attended either training ?

Jardín Botánico de Viña del Mar, Chile

3 days – CPD Immersion of Forest Therapy from 10 – 12 April 2020

The Forest Therapy Practice Ends: 12 July 2020

Language: Spanish

Forest Therapy Training is 960 Euros for the 3-month period. The cost does not include travel, accommodations or meals.The Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner Training is for those who wish to build further on their Forest Bathing expertise or previous Forest Therapy Training.It offers expertise and guidance on how to move Forest Bathing from a wellness based and preventative practice to a treatment intervention and rehabilitation support for specific populations.At the FTI Forest Therapy continuous professional development programme you will:

  • Receive a tool kit to integrate Forest Therapy treatment and rehabilitation practice into the health care system
  • Integrating new skills to develop your life and career path.
  • Learn about the clinical applications of forest therapy for specific populations.

Please, note that in order to be accepted on this training it is required that you have a previous Certification on Forest Bathing, Shinrin-Yoku or Forest Therapy with an organization validated by the FTI.

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

The first step 4 day intensive immersion. Immediately following this you begin your mandatory 3 months Mentored Practice. This is home based. After the 3 months you will receive your certification, once you have met the requirements for a competent guide. This final Mentored Practice will enable you to integrate your learning into your work practice.

FTI – Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner (Continuous Professional Development)

4 days immersive training + 3 months Mentored Practice = Certification

It is a requirement of the certification that you complete First Aid Training” or “Wilderness First Aid Training” as part of your mentored practice. This is not included on the Forest Therapy Training Fee

1) 6 days immersion that consists 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, 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 5×5-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.

2) 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.

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.

Botanical Garden of Viña del Mar, Chile
El Olivar Road 305, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso Region.

102 years ago, (1917) Pascual Baburizza Stonic, businessman of the saltpeter, bought and defined the course of the El Olivar property, of 404 hectares, by launching a land management plan for each of the numerous micro watersheds and tax slopes of the Rio El Olivar, a land that held a valuable sample of the native Mediterranean forest typical of the Valparaíso region.
In 1918 he hired Georges Henri Dubois Rottier, (famous French landscape designer, designer of the Forestry Park in Santiago) in order to plan the use of the 32-hectare valley, adjacent to the El Olivar estuary, based on the vocation of the soil and desires of the owner, who possessed sufficient means to execute the design that this landscaper indicated, plus a series of all kinds of works of art, many of which are today under a blanket of 100-year vegetation: a potential to discover.

In 1931 Pascual Baburizza donates the Olivar estate to the Chilean Saltpeter Company, which transfers it in 1935 to the Salitre y Yodo Sales Corporation, which keeps this park open to the public for 20 years. In this way we can say that the El Olivar property managed under different legal figures has always had a permanent objective that is the conservation of the national flora and that it has been open and available for public use and education for 86 years to date.
Since its acquisition, the use and enjoyment of this space was articulated under the modality of El Salitre Park, where it experimented with the effect of fertilizers on plants, with various agricultural crops, water canalization works and irrigation techniques, as well as the recreational and contemplative use of nature.

The accommodation is booked individually by each participant, at the hotel that each person prefers to stay. Hotel Availability, there is a high demand in Summer for this city, but it is possible to get via Booking or other hotel services platform.

Meals: in the restaurants of the city or in the facilities of the Botanical Garden.

Viña del Mar, is 120 km from Santiago in the coastal region of Valparaíso, excellent connection via buses, between the vineyard cities of the Quilpué Sea, Valparaíso can be moved by metro, buses and cars to the Botanical Garden.