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FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide: to integrate knowledge and key skills in well-being and nature connections practices.

FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner: to develop new skills at the forefront of complementary health therapeutic practices. With this training, you will obtain a double certificate: FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide and FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner.

FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature: allows you to be guided and be in contact with FTHub trainers, practice the knowledge acquired and establish a collaboration network with other guides. This training is not mandatory for certification, but it is highly recommended. This training combined with an FTHub Online Training (FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide or FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner) provides you with a Postgraduate Certification in Forest Bathing or Forest Therapy.

The general objective of the FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide qualification is the training of professionals specialised in understanding the multiple interrelationships between people and the natural and social environments.

Likewise, they must exhibit skills, abilities and competencies in applying the FTHub Method to design and conduct well-being and therapeutic experiences for health prevention in different environments and personal and social contexts, throughout the life cycle, knowing and respecting FTHub’s Code of Ethics and Professional Standards.

The general objective of the double qualification of FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner and FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide is the training of professionals specialised in understanding the multiple interrelationships between people and the natural and social environments.

Likewise, they must exhibit skills, abilities and competencies in applying the FTHub Method to design and conduct well-being and therapeutic experiences and complementary health therapies such as preventive medicine, treatment and rehabilitation in different environments, various personal and social contexts, throughout their life cycle, knowing and respecting FTHub’s Code of Ethics and Professional Standards.

FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide if you want to learn a therapeutic and well-being practice.

FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner if you want to learn how to apply scientific evidence in health, well-being and nature connection as a complement to conventional treatment, improving the physical, mental and social health of the population.

FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide: the estimated time needed to complete the programme is 12 weeks, although you have 24 weeks of access to the live sessions and 1 year of access to the contents of the programme.

FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner: the estimated time needed to complete the programme is 24 weeks, although you have 36 weeks of access to the live sessions.

FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature: they last 3 days, without additional tasks.

All training that grants you certification is online. The Live Online format offers training with 100% live online classes (videoconference). None of the online classes is pre-recorded, you will always have the live presence of a trainer.

Yes, we have in-person modules. The FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature allows you to be guided and be in contact with FTHub trainers, practice the knowledge acquired and establish a collaboration network with other guides.

FTHub Training Immersions DO NOT provide a Forest Bathing Guide or Forest Therapy Practitioner certification.

As an independent organisation, FTHub participates in international research and European projects and issues international reports and standards, working for social and environmental change.

FTHub collaborates with public and private organisations, researchers and research centres, universities, associations, NGOs and the governments of the US, UK, Poland, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Latvia, Canada, Lithuania, Germany, France and Italy, among others.

Our alumni and consequently the market are the ones who accredit us. If you want to know about the quality and professionalism of the training, we recommend that you randomly search for a professional on the FTHub Network Map and get in touch to evaluate the quality of our training.

We invest these resources in offering quality content and working with trainers and teachers with the most field experience in the content to be offered.

CPD and training accreditations, in most cases, do not certify the quality of the content or the experience of the educational professionals, but rather the processes.

University postgraduate courses, for the most part, are NOT official titles recognised by government educational plans. For the most part, they are particular qualifications offered by universities.

The training is designed for a wide range of professionals with different paths and experiences. We do not train therapists or health professionals.

Yes. Language cannot be a barrier. If you have questions, let us know in the registration form so that we can support you in the best way.

Pedagogical Methodology

Know why, how to be and how to do.

A pedagogical model in which the students conduct preparatory work to integrate, understand and apply the knowledge. Then, together with the trainers, they analyse, evaluate, create, and adapt methods according to each student’s soft skills.

The goal is that the student, based on knowledge, adapts the methods to their unique skills, integrating them as competencies.

With this goal, various methodologies are applied:

  • Integrate skills through practical applications with individualised mentor support.
  • Develop soft skills through individual nature connection practices.
  • Cooperate to transmit knowledge in discussion groups of 4-6 people.

The model combines outdoor (70%) and classroom (30%) activities.

The training programmes combine theoretical content with practical experiences. The contents of the programme are distributed in several modules, with 4 units each. Each unit has an estimated reading time of 4-6 minutes, with additional (videos, research and documents) content and an exercise to facilitate the understanding and integration of the content. You will also have to guide several Forest Bathing walks.

Yes, but don’t worry if you don’t get through the exercises the first time. You will have the opportunities you need to try again until you integrate the knowledge and pass it.

They are live sessions (none of the online classes is pre-recorded) with trainers and professors, where you will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and share the experience in real time with your fellow students. It is highly recommended to have read the corresponding unit, before attending one of the sessions.

They are live sessions (none of the online classes is pre-recorded) with mentors, where you will have the opportunity to clarify doubts, generate debates and share the experience in real-time with your fellow students.

Yes, in the live online Q&A sessions there will always be a trainer and/or mentor present to generate group discussions with your fellow programme members and answer any questions. In addition, you have access to a forum with the FTHub trainers and mentors, which also allows you to keep in touch with the rest of the students.

To offer greater flexibility, you can count on the individualised support of a mentor, scheduling sessions for the day and time that suits you best. We adapt to your needs.

We use a learning management platform (LMS) where all the contents of the programme are hosted: texts, videos, exercises and curiosities. In addition to the content of the programme, you will have access to support material that will help you reinforce your knowledge.

Once you are accepted, you have access to the platform with content and practical exercises so that you can start boosting your nature connectedness.

You will always have access to the contents. Contents can be downloaded.

Questions about Payment and Return Policies

FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide: € 1,360 (USD $1,490).

FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner: € 1,860 (USD $1,960).

Their cost varies depending on the country where they are held. Please check the prices here.

The personalised 2-hours pack of individual videoconferencing with your mentor costs € 160 (USD $180).

Yes. Once you register, the admissions team will review your application and contact you. If you are accepted into the programme you will be notified by email within 3 days and you will receive access to the training content.

If you are not accepted into the programme, the payment made will be refunded.

In the case of a justified emergency or restrictions on movements due to Covid, we will make a full refund.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us and explain your situation. The cost of the programme must not be a limitation.

Yes. We award scholarships to cover a percentage of the cost of the programme. You can view more information here.

 

As much as you request. We operate on a basis of trust, so any student can apply for a scholarship. This is not a guarantee that it will be granted to you.

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