Forest Therapy Practitioner Training · IRELAND · 5-8 Nov 2020


  • USD: $1,188

Language: English

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?

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough, Ireland

4 days immersion: 5-8 November 2020
Forest Therapy practice ends: 8 February 2021

Language: English

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.

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 inside the park and has many attractions to entice, entertain and enthral visitors, from its world-famous monastic site with its 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.

Glendalough Hotel

  • The hotel is in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park and 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.
  • Shared rooms (en-suite), twin or family room, with breakfast for 7 days: 570 € per person.

Other nearby accommodation:

  • Glendalough International Youth Hostel
  • Glendalough Glamping

Accommodation reservations are managed directly with the hotel.

Glendalough Hotel:

  • The Glendasan River Restaurant serves local and international cuisine created using fresh, local ingredients.
  • A 3-course dinner can be added for 20 € per day.
  • Lunch available at the hotel for additional cost.
  • Full board: (to be published soon)
  • Breakfast: (to be published soon)
  • Lunch: (to be published soon)
  • Dinner: (to be published soon)


  • Glendalough on Google Maps.
  • 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.

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 75 km and 1h20mins.

Forest Therapy Practitioner Training · IRELAND · 5-8 Nov 2020