We are delighted to welcome you to our trainings and immersions!
- Arrive no later than 1:45 pm on the first day of the training. We will gather from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm for introductions and orientation.
- Most days are 9am - 5pm.
- The second and fourth days there are evening sessions.
- The seventh evening we will likely go to an off-site restaurant or pub for a celebration dinner.
- We will complete the training by 4:00 pm on the final (eighth) day.
At the training we will be providing you with a copy of A Guide’s Handbook of Forest Therapy and Practicum Manual.
Recommended books for Forest Therapy Guide Trainees
*The Nature Fix, Florence Williams
The Great Work, Thomas Berry
The Global Forest, Diana Beresford-Kroeger
With Nature in Mind, Andy McGeeney
The Forest Unseen, David George Haskell
The Nature Principle, Richard Louv
Sit Spot and the Art of Inner Tracking, R. Michael Trotta
A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman
The Spell of the Sensuous, David Abram
Forest Medicine, Qing Li (ed.)
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Preparation: Reading and Forms
We look forward to spending time with you in the forest soon but in the meantime please find a couple of reading articles below (one popular press and one scientific paper) as well as some forms for you to sign.
Outside Now Magazine article on Forest Therapy:
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Review of major studies showing the benefits of nature connection:
Please print, sign and bring to the Immersion/training the following forms (the model release is optional, the certification contract is only for those taking our Forest Therapy Guide Training):
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