Democratised + flexible nature-based health & well-being quality training.

How does FTHub training work?

1 – GET YOUR CERTIFICATE WITH FTHUB ONLINE TRAINING
2 – ENHANCE YOUR TRAINING WITH 3-DAY IN-PERSON IMMERSIVE TRAINING IN NATURE

Attending FTHub 3-Day In-Person Training is not a mandatory requirement to obtain the Certification.

Live online training
FTHub CERTIFIED Forest Bathing Guide

Scientific evidence and professional experience put into practice.

Start whenever you want, create your own calendar by choosing the days and times of live classes with trainers and calls with mentors that best suit you.

Registrations will remain open until the monthly admission quotas are filled.

Unique and cutting-edge

This unique and cutting-edge Guide training helps you apply scientific knowledge in nature, health and well-being in a practical way.

Connection

Carry out group work with other guides with the support of the trainers.

12 weeks (96 hours)

Estimated time to complete the programme
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At your own pace​

Attend as many live sessions as you want, choosing from the available times.

CET (Berlin, Warsaw…)2 pm to 3 pm6 pm to 7 pm1 am to 2 am
UK, Ireland, Portugal1 pm to 2 pm5 pm to 6 pm12 am to 1 am
Latvia, Lithuania3 pm to 4 pm7 pm to 8 pm2 am to 3 am
EST (New York, Toronto…)8 am to 9 am12 pm to 1 pm7 pm to 8 pm
PST (Los Angeles…)5 am to 6 am9 am to 10 am4 pm to 5 pm
 Apr-SepOct-Mar
HKT (Hong Kong…)7 am to 8 am8 pm to 9 pm8 am to 9 am9 pm to 10 pm
AET (Sydney…)9 am to 10 am10 pm to 11 pm11 am to 12 pm11 pm to 12 am
IST (New Delhi…)5:30 pm to 6:30 pm9:30 pm to 10:30 pm5:30 am to 6:30 am6:30 pm to 7:30 pm10:30 pm to 11:30 pm
CET (Berlin, Warsaw…)2 pm to 3 pm6 pm to 7 pm1 am to 2 am
UK, Ireland, Portugal1 pm to 2 pm5 pm to 6 pm12 am to 1 am
Latvia, Lithuania3 pm to 4 pm7 pm to 8 pm2 am to 3 am
EST (New York, Toronto…)8 am to 9 am12 pm to 1 pm7 pm to 8 pm
PST (Los Angeles…)5 am to 6 am9 am to 10 am4 pm to 5 pm
 Apr-SepOct-Mar
HKT (Hong Kong…)7 am to 8 am8 pm to 9 pm8 am to 9 am9 pm to 10 pm
AET (Sydney…)9 am to 10 am10 pm to 11 pm11 am to 12 pm11 pm to 12 am
IST (New Delhi…)5:30 pm to 6:30 pm9:30 pm to 10:30 pm5:30 am to 6:30 am6:30 pm to 7:30 pm10:30 pm to 11:30 pm
CET (Berlin, Warsaw, Copenhagen…)10 am to 12 pm4 pm to 6 pm6 pm to 8 pm
UK, Ireland, Portugal9 am to 11 am3 pm to 5 pm5 pm to 7 pm
Latvia, Lithuania11 am to 1 pm5 pm to 7 pm7 pm to 9 pm
EST (New York, Toronto…)4 am to 6 am10 am to 12 pm12 pm to 2 pm
PST (Los Angeles…)1 am to 3 am7 am to 9 am9 am to 11 am
Apr-SepOct-Mar
HKT (Hong Kong…)4 pm to 6 pm10 pm to 12 am5 pm to 7 pm
AET (Sydney…)6 pm to 8 pm8 pm to 10 pm4 am to 6 am
IST (New Delhi…)1:30 pm to 3:30 pm7:30 pm to 9:30 pm9:30 pm to 11:30 pm2:30 pm to 4:30 pm10:30 pm to 12:30 am

In addition, you will optionally have access to:

In-person training

FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature, with FTHub trainers (in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, Portuguese, Korean or Chinese).
Find available immersions and prices.

Individual tutorials

FTHub Mentor, with the mentor of your choice (in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese and Polish).
Know your mentors, tutorials and prices.

EUR, €
  • EUR, €
  • USD, $
WOOCS v.1.3.8
1,360 

With this training you will be able to:

  • Advise on the integration of nature connection practices in daily life, to stimulate the development of healthy lifestyles.
  • Design and implement Nature-based Well-being Plans.
  • Learn practical tools to design Nature Connection Activities and plan them in several sequences.
  • Integrate key skills using the FTHub Method and the Liquid Interactions Model to promote nature connectedness under the theoretical principles of human-nature interactions, scientific evidence and the conceptual framework of Planetary Health.
  • Develop new skills in your professional work and stay at the forefront of complementary therapeutic health practices.
  • Design organisational and emotional well-being and nature-based ecotourism experiences workshops to further your services offer.

Bring out your best with inspiring leaders in the field in an international environment

Nevin Harper

PhD | RCC | Nature-based Therapist

Canada

Leticia Ortega

PhD cum laude in Biology | LL.B. | BBA | B.Sc.Bio | B.Sc.Env

Spain

Rita Nunes da Ponte

B.A. ChemE | Art-Psychotherapist

Portugal

Caitlin Keddie

Trainer

United Kingdom

Vivian Winterhoff

Trainer

USA

Sang Ok Kim

Trainer

Hong Kong

Vaishnavi

Trainer

India

Marta Grabowska

Trainer

Poland

Marta Ayats

Training Manager

Spain

Pedro Trindade

Training Manager

Portugal

Pietro Ostano

Trainer

Italy

Alex Gesse

Executive Director

Spain

Programme contents

FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide Online Training combines theoretical content with practical experiences. The contents are distributed in 10 modules of 4 units each. Each unit has an estimated reading time of 4-6 minutes, with videos, additional content and exercises to further the understanding and integration of the content.

  • Principles of health and their practical application.
  • Planetary Health: principles of health and its conditioning factors.
  • Path selection criteria in diverse natural environments, such as marine environments and rivers, forests, deserts and urban parks.
  • Risk analysis to create a safe environment for the participants.
  • Group management techniques and facilitation of dynamics that support the experience of the participants.
  • Methods and skills to communicate effectively with the participants.
  • Bodily components of connection.
  • Practical skills for an optimal bodily experience of connection with the environment.
  • Theoretical framework of the FTHub Walk Activities Sequences.
  • FTHub Walk Activities Sequences.
  • The Liquid Interactions Model: theoretical inspiration.
  • The Liquid Interactions Model: structure, science and themes to design nature connection activities.
  • From theory and science to practice: how to apply the theoretical foundations to the design of nature-based activities.
  • Conceptualise and design Nature-based Well-being Plans.
  • Integrate health and well-being practices under social prescribing and nature prescription.
  • Fundamentals of Forest Medicine: practical integration of the main benefits of nature in human health.
  • Scientific foundations and techniques to enhance your nature connectedness and support that of your participants.
  • Expressive arts: practical application in Forest Bathing.
  • Fundamental elements of organisational and emotional well-being nature-based experiences.
  • Knowledge about ecosystems and diversity, and their impact on well-being.

Programme Bibliography

More than 300 references and scientific articles on which the FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide Online Training is based.

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 health care workshop or retreat for tourism.

It is a certification requirement to have completed a “First Aid Training” or “Wilderness First Aid Training”, as part of your Mentored Practice. This is not included in the training fee.

EUR, €
  • EUR, €
  • USD, $
WOOCS v.1.3.8
1,360 

Why train in Forest Bathing with the Forest Therapy Hub?

Benefit from an international environment with students and trainers from around the world.

The programme aims to integrate new skills to improve both your professional and personal development.

Participate in a quality training programme developed by international experts, adapted to each cultural context and in your language.

Consolidate skills to guide in diverse natural environments, such as marine environments and rivers, forests, deserts and urban parks.

Trainers with experience in specific areas: psychology, social intervention, ecotherapy, ecology, forestry and tourism, among other areas.

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Which are the profiles that participate in this training?

  • Health professionals searching for the most up-to-date scientific knowledge, based on which to prescribe nature in an informed way.
  • Mental health professionals, who aspire to incorporate techniques and skills into their clinical practice by offering an integrative proposal in an alternative environment.
  • Ecotourism guides, well-being professionals (mindfulness, yoga, etc.) and forest school leaders who wish to integrate new practices into their offerings.
  • Educators, social workers and occupational therapists seeking new therapeutic environments that enhance healthy human bonds, promote inclusion and increase functional independence, among others.
  • Environmental activists and educators who wish to promote pro-environmental attitudes through an emotional connection with the natural environment.
  • People passionate about nature who seek to professionally share the benefits of nature connection.
  • Also, people who seek new professional paths with varied goals.
EUR, €
  • EUR, €
  • USD, $
WOOCS v.1.3.8
1,360 

FTHub 3-day in-person immersive training with FTHub trainers, in English:

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Hong Kong

360 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

USA, California

420 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

India, Pangot

260 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Portugal, Azores

360 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Scotland, Southern Uplands

420 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Latvia, Gauja National Park

360 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Slovenia, Rogla Plateau

360 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

USA, New England

420 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Hong Kong

360 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

India, Goa

260 

3-day Nature Immersions with FTHub trainers, in other languages:

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Chile, Valdivia

360 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Chile, Viña del Mar

360 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Italy, Rome

360 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Argentina, La Cumbrecita

220 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Spain, La Garrotxa

420 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Poland, Urle

420 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

France, Monts d’Ardèche

420 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Colombia, Zipacón

360 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Italy, Valsugana

360 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Portugal, Sintra

360 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Spain, Urkiola Natural Park

420 

3-Day Immersion

FTHub In-person Immersive Training

Chile, Valdivia

360 

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