Forest Therapy in Germany and the EU

Forest Therapy Guide Training Germany

Jointly with its European partner organisation, INFTA (Germany), INFTA and its Accredited Training Provider, the Institute of Forest Therapy, have successfully completed another five-day, face-to-face practical training workshop in Europe. This “Fachseminar Klinische Waldtherapie” (Forest Therapy Introduction) has been conducted in May 2023 at the picturesque and historic town of Wernigerode at the Eastern slopes […]

2023 Ottawa Awards

Ottawa Awards

INFTA’s Advisory Board member, Dr Owen Wiseman, has been announced the winner of the 2023 Ottawa Awards. In Canada, the Ottawa Awards constitute the national capital region’s largest and most anticipated annual award event. Dr Wiseman has been named “Health Educator of the Year” in this prestigious Canadian award. His accomplishments were second to none […]

Professional Development Day – Sydney 2023

Professional Development Day Sydney

While the colourful Sydney “Mardi Gras” Pride Parade 2023 was going on in the city, Forest Therapy Guides from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria gathered at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney – located in view of the Sydney Opera – for an important Professional Development Day. As part of INFTA’s Continuous Professional Development (CPD), […]

Forest Therapy Guide Training – anywhere, any time

INFTA LMS Forest Therapy Guide Training

INFTA has taken the next important step in promoting Forest Therapy as an evidence-based Public Health practice globally. Since January 2023, the new, innovative and exclusively online-based INTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide training has been made available to our international audience. It is the world’s first online-based, supervised and mentored training in Forest Therapy designed to […]

Forest Therapy at Geelong Botanic Gardens

Forest Therapy - Geelong Botanic Gardens

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 […]

Forest Therapy Podcast on 2SER in Sydney

2SER Radio Sydney

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 […]

INFTA at Dooliebeal Reserve

Dooliebeal Reserve

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 […]

Forest Therapy Extremes

Nullabor Forest Therapy

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 […]

FT Introduction at Pallotti College

Forest Therapy Guide Training - Pallotti College

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 […]

FT Introduction at Dwellingup

Forest Discovery Center Dwellingup

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 […]