WHO WE ARE
The Forest Therapy Institute (FTI) is a group of collaborating professionals from different countries who have joined together to create innovative and unique Forest Bathing, Forest Therapy and Forest & Nature-Based Health and Wellness Programmes.
The team has set up FTI:
To meet the urgent need for supported nature connection so people can avail of free and accessible health restoration and generate a desire for nature conservation.
To offer international training and integrative support - based on the latest research - adapted to each culture, language, land and history.
To establish a strong international network of guides, aiming at cultural interchange, sharing and support.
To promote Forest & Nature-Based Health and Wellness Programmes as sustainable ecosystem services to benefit both the planet and its population.
The FTI team comprises individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds and cultures. FTI training is currently delivered in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and German.
We have established localised organizations operating within our individual countries that operate under the umbrella organization FTI. It is with deep gratitude to the forests and the natural world, as well as to all those who have gone before us, our friends, guides, trainers and collaborating specialists all over the world, that we now share our work and vision with you.