We are delighted to welcome you to our trainings and immersions!
- Arrive no later than 1:00 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.
Preparation: Reading and Forms
Recommended books for Forest Therapy Guide Trainees
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:
Review of major studies showing the benefits of nature connection:
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.)
Read through the all the postings on the ANFT Blog
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):
Videos! Watch 'em all.