FAQ

Key Questions

Can I pay for the training in instalments?

Yes. After choosing your training and before registration and payment, you can choose between the following payment options, depending on the training:

FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide

  • Pay in full (upon registration): 1,360 EUR/USD
  • Pay in 3 instalments:
    • Incurs a surcharge of 50 EUR/USD included with the first payment.
    • Total with surcharge: 1,410 EUR/USD.
    • First payment, upon registration: 503 EUR/USD.
    • Future payment: 907 EUR/USD, in two payments of 453.5 EUR/USD over two months.

FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner

  • Pay in full (upon registration): 1,960 EUR/USD
  • Pay in 3 instalments:
    • Incurs a surcharge of 50 EUR/USD included with the first payment.
    • Total with surcharge: 2,010 EUR/USD.
    • First payment, upon registration: 703 EUR/USD.
    • Future payment: 1,307 EUR/USD, in two payments of 653.5 EUR/USD over two months.
  • Pay in 6 instalments:
    • Incurs a surcharge of 80 EUR/USD included with the first payment.
    • Total with surcharge: 2,040 EUR/USD.
    • First payment, upon registration: 407 EUR/USD.
    • Future payment: 1,633 EUR/USD, in five payments of 326.6 EUR/USD over five months.

If you choose to pay in instalments, you will receive automatic notifications from us when time comes for the next payments. During payment, you will also have the option to register your card, making it easier to manage future payments.

Are there scholarships to help me pay for the training programme? What is the value of the scholarships?

Yes, we provide scholarships to cover a percentage of the cost of the programme.

We operate on a trust basis, so any student can apply for a scholarship. This is not a guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship.

We firmly believe that financial barriers or place of residence are not representative when applying for a scholarship. For the team that will be analysing your application, you must explain in details aspects such as:

  1. Personal situation.
  2. Projects that you lead or collaborate in.
  3. Groups to which you will dedicate your activities as a Guide or Professional.
  4. Your involvement with the community and social activism.
  5. Why do you want to do the training?

We will respond to your application within 3 business days. The scholarship will be valid for 5 days.

You can apply for the scholarship here.

Can I start when I want? How do I create my own calendar?

The training is designed so that you can start whenever you want. Except for April, July and December, a new training cycle starts every month (Module 1 is taught).

Each content module is offered on different days and at different times. This allows you to adjust the training to your schedule by creating your own calendar.

What is the duration of the training and how much time do I have to spend?

FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide:

  • Estimated time needed to complete the programme: 12 weeks (96 hours).
  • Available access to the live sessions: 24 weeks.
  • The estimated time commitment varies depending on how many weeks you want to finish, for example:
    • In 12 weeks: 60 min per day.
    • In 24 weeks: 30 min per day.

FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner:

  • Estimated time needed to complete the programme: 24 weeks (220 hours).
  • Available access to the live sessions: 36 weeks.
  • The estimated time commitment varies depending on how many weeks you want to finish, for example:
    • In 24 weeks: 90 min per day.
    • In 36 weeks: 30-60 min per day.

How do I convert the online training into in-person training?

By incorporating the FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature into the online training FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide or FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner.

You can register for FTHub 3-day later or at the same time as registering for the online training. You can participate in as many FTHub 3-day as you wish.

Attending FTHub 3-day is not a mandatory requirement to obtain the certification.

What are the requirements for certification?

The certification requirements are made up of the different activities, assignments, assessments, exercises and other requirements of the Training Practice:

  1. Self-guided exercises: these serve as practical tools to integrate into your professional practice, and as a self-reflective practice to internalise concepts.
  2. Guide two Forest Bathing Walks: to support the integration of techniques and the development of skills for the practical application of scientific evidence in health, well-being and nature connectedness.
  3. Design of a Nature-based Well-being Plan: integrate the theoretical knowledge and the steps needed to design a nature-based well-being plan and implement it as a healthcare workshop or retreat for tourism.
  4. Design a Nature-based Intervention (only for the FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner training), following the operationalised FTHub Intervention Programme grounded on the FTHub Method.
  5. Complete a training in:
    – “First Aid” or “Wilderness First Aid” (not included in the training fee).
    – “Mental Health First Aid” (included in the training fee).

General inquiries

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.

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.

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.

Yes. Language cannot be a barrier. We offer our training in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Polish. If you have any questions, you can request a call with us, 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 trainer 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.

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 trainers, 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 group dynamics sessions there will always be a trainer present to generate group discussions with your fellow programme members and answer any questions. In addition, you have access to a forum with FTHub trainers, which also allows you to keep in touch with the rest of the students.

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 EUR/USD 1,360.

FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner: 1,960 EUR/USD.

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 trainer costs EUR 160 (USD 180).

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

In the case of a justified emergency, we will make a full refund.

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