Here you will find all information about the INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide Training (Professional Training Course Code: HLTFTG53422). If you wish to become an INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide, please click the tab ‘Application Form’ below, fill out the required fields and register your interest by pressing the ‘SUBMIT’ button. INFTA will review your application within three working days and inform you whether you are accepted for the next INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide Training. Should you have any further question about the training, you can contact us any time. We are happy to help and make your Forest Therapy Guide Training as professional and rewarding for you as possible. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Extend your professional scope and become a Forest Therapy Guide (FTG) certified by and accredited with the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance (INFTA) (Professional Training Course Code: HLTFTG53422). INFTA-Certified FTGs perform a vital role in preventative health or therapeutic medicine. The training is suited for medical practitioners, psychotherapists or environmental experts who are active in hospitals, spas, specialized resorts, hotels and wellness centers, in Government departments, organisations, companies or running their own practice. INFTA’s training adheres to the International Core Curriculum for Forest Therapy (ICCFT) validated by experts from over 20 countries in Europe, America, Asia and Australia in 2017. The recommended overall duration of the INFTA FTG training is six months and comprises of:
The five-day introductory workshop will be conducted at the beautifully located Forest Discovery Centre, a mere 1.5 hrs drive by car from Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. The Centre is situated amongst the beautiful Jarrah forests of Dwellingup, has a vibrant history and was once home to the WA School of Fine Wood. Dwellingup is home to incredible natural landscapes, from spectacular national parks to thriving river trails and towering old growth forests that immerse you in their beauty. The nearby Lane Pool Reserve, where the Bibbulmun Track and the Munda Biddi Trail cross paths, offers four different trails to explore. There are about 500 species of native flora in the reserve and during the Spring months of September to November, the park blooms abundantly with native wildflowers. Thus, the location is ideally suited to conduct successful FTG training.
The next INFTA Forest Therapy Guide Training (Professional Training Course Code: HLTFTG53422) is scheduled to resume immediately after the INFTA Forest Therapy Introduction (21-25 September 2022). It is open to national and international applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are 12 exclusive training places available. The language of instruction is English.
The requirements to participate in the training are:
These requirements are necessary due to the nature and responsibilities of Forest Therapy Guides who have to be capable of leading diverse groups of people outdoors at different biospheres and locations. Also, a current First Aid certificate is compulsory for each FTG trainee (which may be acquired separately from other training providers prior to the final exam).
The INFTA Forest Therapy Guide Training utilizes the latest international research and focuses on the evidence-based aspects of this Public Health practice. The INFTA Forest Therapy Guide Training is delivered by experienced and INFTA-Certified and Accredited Forest Therapy Guides, dedicated mentors and lecturers (all having tertiary degrees and specialized in their subject area). The INFTA Forest Therapy Guide Training is quality-controlled and monitored by Dr Dieter Kotte, Secretary of the INFTA, who – among other qualifications – holds a PhD in International Comparative Education from the University of Hamburg, Germany.
To become an INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide, just complete and submit the Application Form. Again, please note there are only 12 training spots available for this training cohort. These are reserved in the order of applications received and accepted.
INFTA is looking forward to welcoming you to its next Forest Therapy Guide Training.
COVID-19 Restriction: Please note that only applicants who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 viruses are allowed to participate at the workshop at the Forest Discovery Centre!