As part of promoting Forest Therapy regionally in Australia, INFTA is proud to announce that Forest Therapy sessions will be offered regularly at the Geelong Botanic Gardens starting in January 2023. Public, three-hour guided Forest Therapy sessions will be offered monthly. For more information and how to reserve your exclusive spot, please click here. To […]
The well-known community radio station, 2SER, in Sydney, interviewed INFTA’s President, Susan V. Joachim, about the health benefits of Forest Therapy and the role, INFTA plays in Australia and globally to endorse Forest Therapy as an evidence-based Public Health practice. Georgia Heighway, producer for The Daily on 2SER radio 107.3fm, invited Susan to fill in […]
As part of promoting Forest Therapy and conservation of forests and nature, INFTA’s President discussed matters with Jim Mason, Councillor at the Greater Geelong City Council. As part of the rewildering activities of the Council, the new Dooliebeal Reserve has been created along Armstrong Creek, south of Geelong. Inmidst the expansion of housing areas Geelong […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]