What sort of terrain, trees and forested sites are suitable for Forest Therapy? While INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guides already operate in the most expensive city to live in, Tel Aviv, and at Kununurra, one of the hottest places in the North of Australia, our Western Australian Forest Therapy Guide trainee, Mr. Peter Kenyon, even came […]
The last introductory, five-day, face-to-face Forest Therapy Guide workshop in 2022 was completed successfully at Pallotti College, Victoria/Australia. This training was attended by trainees from Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. Despite a bit of rain during the training, all participants and trainers enjoyed the workshop, praised the pristine forests and nature around Pallotti College […]
As a novelty, an introductory, five-day, face-to-face Forest Therapy Guide workshop was completed successfully at the Forest Discovery Center at Dwellingup, Western Australia. This training was attended by trainees exclusively from Western Australia, including our INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Steve, who came all the way from Kununurra near the Kimberleys. The Public Forest Therapy walk […]
Another introductory, five-day, face-to-face Forest Therapy Guide workshop was completed successfully at Pallotti College, Victoria/Australia. This training was attended by trainees from Victoria and New South Wales. The Public Forest Therapy walks took place at the nearby Yarra Valley Living Center which offered an ideal location for Forest Therapy despite a bit of rain.
Congratulations, Linas Daubaras! INFTA’s Forest Therapy Guide, Linas Daubaras, has just been elected President of the Lithuanian Forest Therapy Association. Linas, a lecturer at the Department of Landscape Design, Faculty of Forestry and Landscape Architecture, Kaunas Forestry and Environmental Engineering University of Applied Sciences (KMAIK), was instrumental in founding this new organisation. This follows the […]
There are quite a few Forest Therapy certification programs across the world, and I did quite a lot of research before settling on INFTA for my training. There are a few in the US that I looked into, but INFTA seemed to offer the most comprehensive and well-balanced training for Forest Therapy Guides, considering not only […]
INFTA collaborates with Parks Victoria as part of the ParkConnect program to offer free Forest Therapy sessions. The next sessions for the community will be conducted at the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve. Please register here for your free Forest Therapy session.
Now that travel restrictions allow international travel again, take the opportunity to enroll in one of the upcoming courses. This also allows those who took part in 2021 online training to gain valuable and necessary practical skills and competencies. Choose from several international training locations: Victoria, Australia New South Wales, Australia Western Australia Germany, EU […]
INFTA’s President, Susan V. Joachim, explained the arrival of Forest Therapy at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne to Stephen, the reporter of the Morning Show, Channel 9, a popular TV program in Australia (click on the start button to see the video).
After the harsh lockdown in Greater Melbourne, the first post-COVID-19 Forest Therapy training workshop resumed successfully at Pallotti College, Victoria/Australia. The five-day INFTA Forest Therapy Introduction forms the beginning of the six-months comprehensive, mentored and supervised INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide Training. This time the obligatory guided Public Forest Therapy event was conducted at the outstanding lush gardens of […]