INFTA is involved in a range of national and international research projects. As such, INFTA has developed a core curriculum for the training of Forest Therapy Guides conforming to and setting international standards. This has been accomplished in 2017 through national and international collaborations, for example with the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Germany (Medical Faculty, Department of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Chair of Public Health and Health Services Research).
More recently, INFTA was privileged to resume a new international collaboration with the Korea Forest Service and Chungbuk National University. Instrumental here was Prof. Dr. Won Sop Shin, the leading voice of Forest Therapy in South Korea.
You can read and download interesting research papers and informative background material about Forest Therapy, Shinrin-yoku and mindful walking from around the world at our references page.