Forest Bathing Guide Training · SPAIN · 17-22 May 2021

1,960 

Language: Spanish

Urkiola Natural Park, Biscay, Spain

6 days immersion: 17-22 May 2021
Forest Bathing practice ends: 21 August 2021

Language: Spanish

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

Spain May 2021

Alex Gesse

Lead Trainer & Mentor

Marta Ayats

Trainer & Mentor

    Paco Garcia

    Trainer & Mentor

      Emma Sanchez

      Trainer & Mentor

        Alex Gesse

        Lead Trainer & Mentor

        Alex has developed Forest Therapy programs for Corporate Wellbeing, Stress Prevention, Mental Health specific populations and Trouble kids. He is an advisor for Public and Forest Health with CONAF -Ministry of Agriculture of Chile- and to the Union of Foresters of Southern Europe (USSE), European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG). He collaborated as a consultant specialist in the Expert Group on Human Health and Well-Being to Forest Europe. He has trained more than 500 guides and practitioners from five continents, and mentored 150 of them. Alex is the author of "Sentir el bosque: La experiencia del Shinrin-Yoku (Baño de Bosque)", ("Feeling the forest: the experience of Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing)") Penguin Random House Editorial Group. He is trained in business management, sociology, non-verbal communication and leadership.

          Marta Ayats

          Trainer & Mentor

          Marta sees nature as a bond that connects people and civilizations. Has a large experience working on interpersonal relationships in different countries and has enriched her training as a nurse with Emotional Ecology, a concept based in the sustainable and creative management of emotions. She works at the community level and loves watching how nature, people and life relate to each other.

            Paco Garcia

            Trainer & Mentor

            Paco likes to write. To observe. To learn. Forest Bathing has been integrated into his life naturally. The forest is a powerful catalyst for all things that occupy his time. In it, he finds music, poetry and above all, inspiration. He likes to think creatively about all the things he experiences. He likes simple things, and tries to find the essence of each of the elements with which he designs and creates his experiences. He combines his work as an IT Consultant, with the training and orientation of new guides, but, above all, he continues to train and learn. His objective is to turn the forest into a place of reflection, but also a game.

              Emma Sanchez

              Trainer & Mentor

              Emma is essentially a creative person. Writing and visual arts have been part of her life since she was a child. She created a graphic humour cartoon called Laotraemma (“The other Emma”), and permanently writes on her blog esmindful.com. She loves learning in self-taught ways and satisfying her desire of curiosity. She started a new project with the podcast Esmindfulness, in which she talks about mindfulness issues, simple life, minimalism and psychology. She has also recently started the podcast Lluvia de Bosque (Forest Rain), focusing on biophilia, nature and wellbeing. She loves forests, hiking, meditation, travelling and meeting of cultures. She is a vegetarian and committed to reduce as much as possible her environmental impact. Emma is a clinical Psychgologist and has been supporting people in their transformational process for 15 years, discovering in mindfulness, art and nature incredible ways to create spaces of insight and evolution. She is moved by the purpose of inspiring others about the need of an intentional and aware life, with an integrative vision of health.

                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.

                The Urkiola Natural Park occupies an area of 5,768 hectares (14,253 acres), formed by the Aramotz-Eskubaratz, Durangaldea and Aragio mountains, lying between the provinces of Bizkaia and Araba-Álava.

                In Euskera, the Basque language, urkiola means place with birches. The park is located at the heart of Euskadi, the Basque Country, surrounded by great mountains, stories and legends, like the one about Mari: the goddess or lady of Amboto, that roamed the region thousands of years ago and looked after the shepherds and their flocks.

                The Hotel Santuario Urkiola is located within the Urkiola Natural Park, at an altitude of 737 m (2,417 ft), in Abadiño municipality, near the road that connects Vitoria-Gasteiz with Durango. The tranquillity, harmony and peace of the surroundings permeates the rooms.

                ​Type of accommodation and price, per night:

                • Quadruple rooms: € 32.50
                • Double rooms: € 42.50
                • Double rooms for single use: € 85

                Accommodation reservations and practical questions are managed directly with Hotel Santuario Urkiola:

                • Full board: 30 €/day (discount over meals’ individual price)
                • Breakfast: 9 €/day
                • Lunch: 12 €/day
                • Dinner: 15 €/day

                Please let them know of any allergies, intolerance or special requirements, such as a specific diet or lactose or gluten free products.

                Location:

                • On Google Maps
                • Bº Urkiola 9
                  Abadiño, 48220 Bizkaia, Spain

                The nearest airport is Bilbao’s.

                By Car: the easiest way to get there is to take the local road BI-623, that connects Vitoria-Gasteiz with Durango.

                By Bus: available services to Urkiola at the Termibus in Bilbao.

                For more information, please contact the hotel.

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                Forest Bathing Guide Training · SPAIN · 17-22 May 2021
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