Workshop: Forest Therapy as a Public Health Practice

Forest Therapy at Pirianda Gardens

Attend a FREE 90-minute presentation and learn about Forest Therapy as a Public Health practice. The workshop is limited to 40 participants. Register now!

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • learn about evidence-based Forest Therapy
  • find out about direct and indirect benefits of Forest Therapy
  • identify the pathways to certification as a Forest Therapy Guide

Outline of the workshop:
Presentation by Dr. Dieter Kotte to learn about the science behind Forest Therapy and how the practice is applied in various therapeutic settings. Includes the opportunity to participate in interactive group exercises and to put forward your questions in the Q&A session.

Workshop content:
Forest Therapy is a research-based, preventative and curative Public health practice which is gaining wide global recognition due to its effectivness to combat lifestyle diseases. During this workshop, participants will learn about the history and developments of the practice and the areas of application for health and well-being, including counselling and psychotherapy. The workshop will also present the standards recognized by the International Core Curriculum of Forest Therapy (ICCFT) in the training and certification of Forest Therapy Guides. The ICCFT framework will be unpacked to inform participants about the pathways towards full accreditation to practice globally.

Forest Therapy at Altona Library

Forest Therapy Workshop 2019


Presenter: Dr. Dieter Kotte is one of the leading international experts on Forest Therapy. He is also the Strategic Advisor of the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance (INFTA) and Editor-in-chief for the International Handbook of Forest Therapy.

Costs: FREE!
Number of places available: 40 (first come, first serve!)
Date: Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Time: 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm
Location: Library at The Dock (Activities Room/Ground Floor)
Address: 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Cnr Collins Street/Bourke Street, Docklands VIC 3008
Getting there: Tram – Routes 11, 48; Train/Metro – take any train to Southern Cross Station

Library at the Docks

Library at the Docks


Website: INFTA

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