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Why train with the Forest Therapy Hub in Forest Therapy certification?

Scientific evidence and professional experience put into practice.
A Method and Model endorsed by international leading experts:

Bring out your best with inspiring leaders in the field

Integrate applicable techniques from day one​

International Environment

Start when it suits you and shape your training calendar.
There are no start or end dates and you can choose the days and times of live online classes and group dynamics with trainers that best suit your availability.
You’ll have access to the full course for 36 weeks.
Each month, a new cycle of classes begins.
You can sign up now and apply to start on the date of your choice.

Flexible nature-based health & well-being quality training.

How does FTHub training work?

1. GET YOUR CERTIFICATE WITH
FTHub LIVE ONLINE TRAINING

2. ENHANCE YOUR TRAINING WITH
FTHub 3-DAY IN-PERSON IMMERSIVE TRAINING

Attending FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature is not a mandatory requirement to obtain the Certification.

Live online training
FTHub CERTIFIED Forest Therapy Practitioner

A holistic view of health

A training that gives you a holistic view of health and where you will learn methodologies and techniques to integrate into interventions.

Double certificate

With this training, you will obtain a double certificate: FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide and FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner.

24 weeks (220 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.

How many live sessions does the training consist of?

Training calendar

You can choose to attend the classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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

You can choose to attend the Mentoring Sessions on specific Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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

Each session includes a 1-hour Forest Bathing Walk and a 30-minute mentoring session afterwards.

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

Resources

2100 €

Available options:
IN FULL | 3 PAYS | 6 PAYS

With this training, you will be able to:

  • Advise health professionals on the integration of nature connection techniques in interventions.
  • Get direct access to the knowledge gained in more than 30 pilot projects with different specific populations and life cycle stages.
  • Integrate nature connection techniques into your previous experience in clinical, social, and holistic interventions.
  • Discover a holistic vision of health that allows you to offer an integrative proposal in an alternative environment.
  • 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.
  • Lead the way to change with the integration of knowledge, training and development of key competencies, using the FTHub Method.

With this training, you will learn:

Programme Contents

FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner Online Training combines theoretical content with practical experiences. The contents are distributed in 14 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.
  • The steps and elements to be considered when designing a Forest Therapy intervention.
  • The life cycles model and the importance of the Liquid Interactions Model (LIM) in designing appropriate interventions.
  • Specific populations: vulnerable populations and mental health disorders and how Forest Bathing/Therapy can alleviate them, based on scientific studies.
  • FTHub Forest Therapy Intervention Programme.
  • Operationalised Forest Therapy Interventions grounded on +30 pilot research projects.
  • Programmes with intervention recommendations by Life Cycle and by Specific Populations following the FTHub Method.
  • Development of personal skills and resources to support the integration of experiences.
  • Expressive Arts in Nature for Forest Therapy interventions.
  • Intervention evaluation and scales.

Programme Bibliography

More than 340 references and scientific articles on which the FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner 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 healthcare workshop or retreat for tourism.
  4. Design and conduct a Nature-based Intervention following the operationalised FTHub Intervention Programme grounded on the FTHub Method.

It is a certification requirement to have completed a training in:

  • “First Aid” or “Wilderness First Aid” (not included in the training fee).
  • “Mental Health First Aid” (included in the training fee).
  • You do not need to take these courses beforehand but can take them during your FTHub training.

2100 €

Available options:
IN FULL | 3 PAYS | 6 PAYS

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

An interdisciplinary and multicultural team of the most experienced trainers and renowned international experts in specific areas of knowledge, with whom you will learn Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy techniques and methodology inherent to the FTHub Method and the Liquid Interactions Model.

Nevin Harper

PhD | RCC | Nature-based Therapist

Canada

Sharon Toma

B.S. Biology | PhD Botany | UW-Madison

USA

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

Susan Andrien

Trainer

USA

Sang Ok Kim

Trainer

Hong Kong

Vaishnavi

Trainer

India

Alex Gesse

Executive Director

Spain

Marta Ayats

Training Manager

Spain

Pedro Trindade

Training Manager

Portugal

Pietro Ostano

Trainer

Italy

Marta Grabowska

Trainer

Poland

Inga Dreimane

FTI Lab Member

Latvia

Lectures

Lifetime access to exclusive masterclasses led by renowned international experts from different fields on specific contents related to nature, health and well-being. Check the Lectures calendar here.

Dr Kirsten McEwan

PhD Psych | Research Psychologist, Univ. of Derby

United Kingdom

Nevin Harper

PhD | RCC | Nature-based Therapist

Canada

Kari Krogh

PhD Psychology

Canada

David Roland

PhD | Clinical Psychology

Australia

Tanya Ginwala

M.A. Psych | Experiential Edu. | Adventure and Nature-based Therapist

India

Daniela Silva-Rodríguez Bonazzi

Horticultural Therapist

Peru

Lis Leão

PhD | Senior Researcher | Full Prof. Health Sci. | Hosp. Israelita A. Einstein

Brazil

Dr María Guadalupe Garibay Chávez

MSc Psych | PhD Psych | Res. Prof. Univ. Guadalajara

Mexico

Martha Liliana Perdomo Ramirez

Bogota Botanical Garden

Colombia

Dr Carlos A. Guzmán

Ass. Prof. Grad. School Univ. Maryland Baltimore

Costa Rica

Antoni Sanz

Ass. Prof. Univ. Autònoma Barcelona

Spain

Xavier Roget Padrosa

Advisor, Parks Network Diputació Barcelona

Spain

Why train as a Forest Therapy Practitioner with the Forest Therapy Hub?

With this training, you will obtain a double certificate:
FTHub Certified Forest Bathing Guide and FTHub Certified Forest Therapy Practitioner.

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

Training, interventions and workshops designed to gain competencies that support your professional development.

Practical experience with trainers and professionals focused on specific areas and with experience in integrating healthcare and interventions for different types of audiences (workplaces and medical assistance, among others).

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

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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 aspiring 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.
  • Also, people who seek new professional paths with varied goals.

2100 €

Available options:
IN FULL | 3 PAYS | 6 PAYS

FTHub 3-DAY IN-PERSON IMMERSIVE TRAINING IN NATURE, IN ENGLISH

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FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
USA, California

450

FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
England, Windsor Great Park

450

FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
Latvia, Gauja National Park

390

FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
Canada, UBC Vancouver Campus

450

FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
USA, New England

450

FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
Portugal, Azores Islands

450

FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
Hong Kong

390

FTHub 3-DAY IN-PERSON IMMERSIVE TRAINING IN NATURE, IN OTHER LANGUAGES

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FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
Argentina, La Cumbrecita

290

FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
Canada, Montreal

450

FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
Poland, Urle

390

FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
Spain, La Garrotxa

450

FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
Italy, Val di Sole

390

FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature
Chile, Valdivia

390

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