Forest Therapy for international students in Victoria

Study Melbourne logo

It is with great pleasure to learn that INFTA has been awarded a Study Melbourne Inclusion Program grant by the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions in Victoria to conduct Forest Therapy sessions for hundreds of international students. INFTA appreciates the support of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne where these sessions will be conducted […]

Another Forest Therapy Guide Training

Forest Therapy Guide Training

Another introductory Forest Therapy Guide training workshop has been conducted successfully at the pristine location of the Pallotti College in the Yarra Valley outside Melbourne. Participants from Queensland, South Australia and Victoria enjoyed their first learning steps as part of the six-months supervised and mentored practicum utilizing our state-of-art INFTA Learning Management System. The brilliant […]

Forest Therapy at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kotte, INFTA’s Secretary & International Strategic Advisor, conducted a guest lecture for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). His presentation “Implementing Forest Therapy at the ACLM” was addressed to members of the Nature as Medicine Subcommittee and outlined the importance and steps to integrate Forest Therapy as an evidence-based Public Health […]

Top 5 forest bathing spots in Australia

Forest Bathing Wellness Traveller

Leave the daily routine and stress behind and consider taking time out with “forest bathing”. The current top 5 destinations for recreational “forest bathing” and wellbeing surrounded by forest air and immersing in the solitude of nature have been summarized in a recent “Well Traveller” article. Most sought after are destinations where individual Forest Therapy […]

Podcast – The real healing happens outside

Forest Therapy and Coaching Outdoors

Invited by Coaching Outdoors, INFTA’s President, Susan Joachim, and INFTA’s Accredited Forest Therapy Guide, disucssed the opportunities of coaching and counselling in outdoor spaces during a recent podcast. Titled “The real healing happens outside” Susan explained and stressed the many health benefits when extending coaching clients from indoor settings to outdoors. Enjoy this podcast by […]

Geelong Nature Festival 2023

Geelong Botanic Gardens - Open Day 2023

INFTA participated actively in the Geelong Nature Festival 2023, held at the Geelong Botanic Gardens on 8 October 2023. Hundreds of interested people from Geelong and surroundings strolled by to experience the many flowers and blossoming trees. INFTA’s President, Susan Joachim, and INFTA’s Accredited Forest Therapy Guide, Karyn Folwell, offered a free Forest Therapy taster […]

International Graduation Ceremony 2023

Melissa OShea, INFTA Graduation Ceremony 2023

INFTA proudly held its the International Graduation Ceremony at the pristine location of Pallotti College, Victoria, 16 September 2023. Due to the travel and meeting restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the graduation ceremony had to be postponed to this year. INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guides from America, Asia, Australia and Europe had graduated during the last […]

Forest Therapy Guide Training in Australia

Forest Therapy Guide training, Pallotti College 2023

The Institute of Forest Therapy, INFTA’s Accredited Training Provider in Australia, Asia and the Americas, conducted another successful Forest Therapy Guide training workshop at the pristine location of Pallotti College, Victoria, 13-17 September 2023. As always, the highlight of the training was the three-hour Forest Therapy session – free for the Public – at the […]

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 […]