The Global Leaders for Forest Therapy
Transforming Relationships of Humans and Nature
Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to "forest bathing." Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition. We build on those benefits and look beyond, to what happens when people remember that we are a part of nature, not separate from it, and are related to all other beings in fundamental ways.
The Association's of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs is a global leader in promoting the development and practice of Forest Therapy. Our Forest Therapy Guide Training draws on the latest medical research, new developments in the field of nature connection, and ancient traditions of mindfulness and wellness promotion. We have trained over 600 guides working now in 40 countries on six continents. Every guided walk is an act of power and beauty, cultivating deep connections with transformational impacts on people and nature.