Forest Therapy Guide Training
6 months duration, 296 hours of high quality instruction, internationally monitored, 5-day introductory workshop at Pallotti College, personal mentor, starts 2 April 2018
ANFTA is the Australasian authority in setting the standards for and organizing the training of Forest Therapy Guides in the region. This is done within an international framework and a close collaboration with established research institutes and organizations.
Of particular mention is the development of the International Forest Therapy Core Curriculum (based on the evaluation of over 120 international experts), outstanding teaching and learning material and the training of lecturers and certified Forest Therapy Guides in cooperation with the Chair for Public Health and Health Services Research, Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology, Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU), Munich/Germany. The LMU is one of the very few elite universities in Germany which receives special funding from the Federal Government due to its research and teaching excellence.
The training of Forest Therapy Guides itself is conducted in Australia by ANFTA-accredited, supervised and monitored institutes. Given the high demand of ANFTA-certified Forest Therapy Guides in Australia alone (estimated to be 250+ until 2020), several cohorts will be trained starting 2018.
The enrolment for the Forest Therapy Guide Training happens on a first-come, first-serve basis. So, if you are interested to become an ANFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide, apply now.