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 […]

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 […]