FTHub CERTIFIED Forest Therapy Practitioner
Online Training

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.

Apply scientific knowledge

Apply scientific knowledge in health, well-being and nature connection in a practical way as a complement to conventional treatment.

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.

Flexibility and adaptability

Certification is obtained once all the self-guided practical exercises have been completed. Attend the live sessions as many times as you want.

Double certificate

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

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At your own pace​

You can choose between the available schedules and attend up to a maximum of:​

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.

Attending the 3-day immersions or hiring personalised tutorials is not a mandatory requirement to obtain the Certification and is not included in the price of the programme.

EUR, €
  • EUR, €
  • USD, $
WOOCS v.1.3.8
1,860 

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 20 pilot projects with different specific populations and life cycle stages.
  • Integrate nature connection techniques into your previous experience in clinical 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.

Learn from the industry leaders 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 Coordinator

Spain

Pedro Trindade

Training Coordinator

Portugal

Pietro Ostano

Trainer

Italy

Alex Gesse

Executive Director

Spain

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.
  • Design of Forest Therapy interventions.
  • Specific populations and life cycle model.
  • FTHub Liquid Interactions Model: Themes and Life Cycles.
  • FTHub intervention model.
  • Development of personal skills and resources to integrate the 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. Carrying out self-guided exercises.
  2. Guide two Forest Bathing Walks.
  3. Design of a Well-being Plan.
  4. Design of an operationalised intervention following the FTHub Model.
EUR, €
  • EUR, €
  • USD, $
WOOCS v.1.3.8
1,860 

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, mentors and professionals focused on specific areas and with experience in integrating health care 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, 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.
  • Also, people who seek new professional paths with varied goals.
EUR, €
  • EUR, €
  • USD, $
WOOCS v.1.3.8
1,860 
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