Forest Therapy Practitioner Training in Ireland 5-8 November 2020


Language: English

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 ?

4 days – CPD Immersion of Forest Therapy from 5-8 November 2020

The Forest Therapy Practice Ends: 8 February 2021

Language: English

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)4 days immersion that consists of a combination of experiential and classroom style specific for Forest Therapy training path where you will learn:

  • Workplace stress reduction and wellness programmes.
  • Designing Forest Therapy Interventions.
  • Guiding skills and considerations.
  • Working with Clinical Populations.

2)Mentored Practice: the immersion is followed by a 3 month 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 Therapy training, you will be able to:

  • Work with specific populations.
  • Demonstrate strong standards, ethics and professional body 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.

Wicklow Mountains National Park is situated just south of Dublin. The Park covers 20,000 hectares of mountain scenery, with oak woodlands and beautiful waterfalls.

The Glendalough Valley is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and has many attractions to entice, entertain and enthral visitors, from its world famous Monastic Site with Round Tower to its scenic lakes and valleys, as well as a selection of walks and trails in the area including The Wicklow Way. It is one of Ireland’s most beautiful visitors’ destinations. For thousands of years people have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two lakes‘ for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul.

The Glendalough Hotel is in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. The Glendalough Hotel has views of the ruined Glendalough Cathedral. The hotel offers en suite rooms, a restaurant and pub. As Glendalough is located in a valley, most of the rooms have charming countryside and mountain views. All rooms have a work desk, hairdryer and iron.T he Glendassan River Restaurant serves local and international cuisine created using fresh, local ingredients. The Glendalough Tavern aims to create a friendly, Irish pub atmosphere and serves bar food.

Shared Rooms (ensuite) twin or family room, with breakfast for 7 days: E570 per person

3 course dinner can be added for E20 per day
Lunch available in hotel for additional cost.

Accommodation reservations are managed directly with the hotel manager.

Other near by accommodation
Glendalough International Youth Hostel : 0404 45342
Glendalough Glamping

Full board: (to be published soon)
Breakfast: (to be published soon)
Lunch: (to be published soon)
Dinner: (to be published soon)

There are limited public transport options for accessing Wicklow Mountains National Park. Many private tour companies operate tours to the Park, and in particular to Glendalough.

By Car:
Access to the National Park is currently easiest by private transport. Two main roads run alongside the Wicklow Mountains – the N11/M11 to the east and the N81 to the west. From these roads, many smaller secondary roads cross through the National Park. Some main routes to Glendalough are outlined here.

By Taxi:
​Private taxi services may be available in some areas to transport you further.

By Bus:
Glendalough is also serviced by a private bus service – the St. Kevin’s Bus. It travels from Dublin city centre via Bray and Roundwood. (
Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus services reach some of the towns close to the National Park – Enniskerry to the north, Rathdrum, Wicklow and Arklow to the east, and Baltinglass and Blessington to the west.

By Air:
The closest airport to Glendalough is Dublin airport which is 75Km and 1hr 20mins.