Forest Therapy Guide Training

several training options

choose from introductory workshop to full-fledged training

expert training

exclusive 12 training spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis

International Core Curriculum

validated by more than 120 experts from over 20 countries

endorse Public Health

promote and profit from this effective Public Health practice

acquire professional competencies

suited for medical practitioners, psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, naturopaths, aromatherapists and environmental specialists

ANFTA is the international authority setting standards for and organizing the training of Forest Therapy Guides in the region. This is done in close collaboration with established research institutes and organizations as part of an international framework.

Of particular mention is the development of the International Core Curriculum for Forest Therapy (ICCFT) (based on the evaluation by over 120 international experts), outstanding teaching and learning material and the training of lecturers and certified Forest Therapy Guides. The ICCFT forms the base for future training standards at the tertiary level for Certified Forest Therapy Guides world-wide.

The training in Forest Therapy 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 next Forest Therapy Guide Training resumes with the ANFTA Forest Therapy Introduction, 12-18 September 2018.

There are two training options:

  1. You can participate in the ANFTA Forest Therapy Introduction (Professional Training Course Code: HLTFTG43218) which gives you a first comprehensive overview about Forest Therapy. The registration happens on a first-come, first-serve basis. For further information and how to register, click here.
  2. You can enrol in our six-months training program to become an ANFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide (Professional Training Course Code: HLTFTG53218). The enrolment happens on a first-come, first-serve basis. For further information and how to enrol, click here.

You will find more information about the ANFTA Forest Therapy Introduction and ANFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide Training following either of the above links.