Forest Therapy Practitioner Training · CHILE · 8-10 Aug 2020


  • USD: $1,116

Language: Spanish

Attendance of this training has the following requirement: you have either applied for or attended a current FTI Forest Bathing Guide training; or you have attended a Forest Bathing Guide or Forest Therapy training with another, FTI recognized organization. Have you applied for or attended any such training?

Viña del Mar Botanical Garden, Valparaíso, Chile

3 days immersion: 8-10 August 2020
Forest Therapy practice ends: 10 November 2020

Language: Spanish

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

This 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.

With the FTI Forest Therapy Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme you will:

  • Receive a tool kit to integrate Forest Therapy treatment and rehabilitation practice into the health care system.
  • Integrate 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 first step of the pathway of the Forest Therapy Training and Certification (CPD) is a 4-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 Therapy Practitioner:

4 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) 4-day immersion on-site consisting of a combination of experiential and classroom style learning, specific to the Forest Therapy Training path, where you will learn about:

  • Workplace stress reduction and wellness programmes.
  • Designing Forest Therapy interventions.
  • Guiding skills and considerations.
  • Working with clinical populations.

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 Therapy Training, you will be able to:

  • Work with specific populations.
  • Demonstrate strong standards and ethics and professional recognition.
  • Form partnerships with organizations.
  • Work collaboratively with healthcare professionals to develop social/green prescriptions.
  • Develop Forest Therapy interventions with a specific framework and engage in research.
  • Establish multi-day Nature Based Workplace Wellness Programmes.

Viña del Mar Botanical Garden

In 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 donated the Olivar estate to the Chilean Saltpeter Company, which transferred it in 1935 to the Salitre y Yodo Sales Corporation, which in turn kept 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 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. There is a high demand in Summer for this city, but it is possible to manage accommodation via Booking or another hotel services platform.

In the restaurants of the city or in the facilities of the Botanical Garden.

Botanical Garden of Viña del Mar:

  • Google Maps
  • Camino El Olivar 305
    Viña del Mar
    Valparaíso, Chile

Viña del Mar is 120 km from Santiago in the coastal region of Valparaíso. There is an excellent connection via bus. The Botanical Garden can be reached by metro, bus and car.