Forest Therapy Guide Training

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Norway- Cohort 62

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
The world's most experienced forest therapy guide trainers invite you join a growing global movement and an activist community that is making a difference--by rebuilding the relationships between people and the more-than-human-world of nature.

Enrollment Open

Weeklong Intensive: 28 July- 4 August, 2020 | Practicum Ends: 18 February, 2021
Forest Therapy Guide Training
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Norway- Cohort 62

Experience the chorus of a raging river amongst the tall pines of Norway

A Forest Therapy Guide facilitates safe gentle walks, providing instructions—referred to as “invitations”—for sensory opening activities along the way. These walks follow a standard sequence. Each walk begins with establishing embodied contact with the present moment and place. Next come a series of connective invitations, often improvised in the moment and adapted to the needs of participants. These may be followed by wander time and/or sit spot. The walks end with a ceremony of sharing tea made from foraged local plants.

Forest therapy walks are not hikes in the traditional sense. An entire walk is typically 2 to 4 hours in duration and often covers no more than a quarter mile distance. In that short distance most people experience contact with nature in a much deeper way than they ever have prior to the walk. On Forest Therapy walks, people have a wide range of experiences, some of which they feel are significant, even profound. Guides are trained in the skills and perspectives needed to be supportive witnesses of these experiences.

During these walks people experience the therapeutic power of the forest. The forest itself is the therapist. We don't train therapists; we train guides. By slowing people down and facilitating sensory experiencing, guides open the doorways through which the forest can accomplish its healing work.

Our trainers are among the most experienced guides in the world and each one undergoes a rigorous training process beyond their certification as guides. The trainers listed below on this page are subject to change based on trainer availability; no matter which trainers you work with, you will be taught by the best in the field.

In this training, you will learn:

  • The Standard Sequence of Guided Forest Therapy Walks
  • Professional standards and competencies: what a Forest Therapy Guide should know and be able to do
  • The pedagogy and fundamentals of nature connection
  • Nature and forest therapy research and effects on health care and well-being
  • Our framework for the Way of the Guide, wisdom on the inner aspects of the art gained through decades of experience
  • The leadership skills and style of the Guide archetype
  • Creating space for others to find their own authentic nature connection
  • Accelerating connection to deep mindfulness and bodyfulness through simple sensory invitations
  • What makes a good setting for forest therapy
  • How to facilitate restorative human connection through storytelling and witnessing
  • Our theoretical framework of deep nature connection through embodiment, liminality, reciprocity and relationship
  • Sequencing forest therapy invitations for maximum impact and benefit
  • Expressive arts activities for forest therapy
  • Somatic techniques for embodied awareness
  • Our aim is simple: to train competent guides. However, many participants report that this training profoundly affects many aspects of their lives.
Who should attend
About the Venue:

Dharma Mountain

Dharma Mountain is a meditation and freedom resort dedicated to helping people to slow down and rediscover their inner peace. Set in the midst of meadows, forestland, a small lake, and a beautiful river, it offers its inhabitants a chance to find a private corner of the land to rest and discover the natural beauty of Norway.

Dharma Mountain offers simple, comfortable accommodations in its cabins, meadowland for those who wish to camp, and a panoramic mountain view no matter where you stay. It also has a sauna available for rent. Dharma Mountain offers an early bird special until June 26th, 2020 for people who are staying in the cabins, so we recommend that you book your rooms soon after you confirm your enrollment.

Lodging

Participants have the option to stay in a cabin or camp, with camping as a less expensive option.

Each cabin has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen equipped with the basics, and a full bath. Participants have the option of either booking a single room or staying in shared accommodations, which means that they can share a double room or sleep in the semi-private loft in the common space. Should participants want to store their belongings in the room, but sleep in the common space, that is okay too. Each bedroom has unattached bunks with a larger bottom bunk.

Campers will have access to the main house facilities, and will need to bring their own camping equipment.

Meals are included with the pricing of both cabin and camping accommodations.

Pricing is for the entire length of the training:


Early bird special until June 26th, 2020

5900 NOK for shared room/loft

7160 NOK for single room

4500 NOK for camping


Normal pricing after June 26th, 2020

6500 NOK for shared room/loft

7760 NOK for single room

4500 NOK for camping

Linens and towels can be provided for 190 NOK.

Meals

The cost of meals are included with the price of accommodations. They include breakfast, a packed lunch each day, and dinner. Coffee and tea will be served in the morning and evening. You can bring extra tea and coffee and make it in the cabin.

Please note that meals will be pesco-vegetarian with 2 days of fish.

Dharma Mountain can accommodate gluten free, lactose/milk free, vegan and vegetarian options. If you have other allergies, please be prepared to bring some of your own food supplies (there is mini-kitchen in the cabins.) Participants should inform Dharma Mountain of their dietary needs when they make reservations, and no later than 10 days before the training begins.  

Each cabin is also equipped with a mini kitchen and there is a small grocery store within a 10 minute drive.

Schedule
Transportation

It takes approximately two hours from Oslo to drive to Dharma Mountain. You can look for instructions on how to get there through bus/train on their website here: http://dharmamountain.com/locationn/.


Tuition

Tuition for the six-month Guide Training and Certification Program is $3410 USD. This includes the week-long intensive training and six months of mentored practicum. It does not include travel, lodging, ground transportation, or meals. Please check current exchange rates for conversion to Euro, NOK or other currencies.

Training staff are not yet assigned to this event. Our staff are the most experienced forest therapy trainers in the world.  You may be confident that we will provide an excellent staff team.

Forest Therapy Guide Training

|

Norway- Cohort 62

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
The world's most experienced forest therapy guide trainers invite you join a growing global movement and an activist community that is making a difference--by rebuilding the relationships between people and the more-than-human-world of nature.

Enrollment Open

Weeklong Intensive: 28 July- 4 August, 2020 | Practicum Ends: 18 February, 2021
Norway- Cohort 62
|
Norway

Experience the chorus of a raging river amongst the tall pines of Norway

Who should attend
About the Venue:

Dharma Mountain

Dharma Mountain is a meditation and freedom resort dedicated to helping people to slow down and rediscover their inner peace. Set in the midst of meadows, forestland, a small lake, and a beautiful river, it offers its inhabitants a chance to find a private corner of the land to rest and discover the natural beauty of Norway.

Dharma Mountain offers simple, comfortable accommodations in its cabins, meadowland for those who wish to camp, and a panoramic mountain view no matter where you stay. It also has a sauna available for rent. Dharma Mountain offers an early bird special until June 26th, 2020 for people who are staying in the cabins, so we recommend that you book your rooms soon after you confirm your enrollment.

Lodging

Participants have the option to stay in a cabin or camp, with camping as a less expensive option.

Each cabin has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen equipped with the basics, and a full bath. Participants have the option of either booking a single room or staying in shared accommodations, which means that they can share a double room or sleep in the semi-private loft in the common space. Should participants want to store their belongings in the room, but sleep in the common space, that is okay too. Each bedroom has unattached bunks with a larger bottom bunk.

Campers will have access to the main house facilities, and will need to bring their own camping equipment.

Meals are included with the pricing of both cabin and camping accommodations.

Pricing is for the entire length of the training:


Early bird special until June 26th, 2020

5900 NOK for shared room/loft

7160 NOK for single room

4500 NOK for camping


Normal pricing after June 26th, 2020

6500 NOK for shared room/loft

7760 NOK for single room

4500 NOK for camping

Linens and towels can be provided for 190 NOK.

Meals

The cost of meals are included with the price of accommodations. They include breakfast, a packed lunch each day, and dinner. Coffee and tea will be served in the morning and evening. You can bring extra tea and coffee and make it in the cabin.

Please note that meals will be pesco-vegetarian with 2 days of fish.

Dharma Mountain can accommodate gluten free, lactose/milk free, vegan and vegetarian options. If you have other allergies, please be prepared to bring some of your own food supplies (there is mini-kitchen in the cabins.) Participants should inform Dharma Mountain of their dietary needs when they make reservations, and no later than 10 days before the training begins.  

Each cabin is also equipped with a mini kitchen and there is a small grocery store within a 10 minute drive.

Transportation

It takes approximately two hours from Oslo to drive to Dharma Mountain. You can look for instructions on how to get there through bus/train on their website here: http://dharmamountain.com/locationn/.


Training staff are not yet assigned to this event. Our staff are the most experienced forest therapy trainers in the world.  You may be confident that we will provide an excellent staff team.

Forest Therapy Guide Training

|

Norway- Cohort 62

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
The world's most experienced forest therapy guide trainers invite you join a growing global movement and an activist community that is making a difference--by rebuilding the relationships between people and the more-than-human-world of nature.
Weeklong Intensive: 28 July- 4 August, 2020 | Practicum Ends: 18 February, 2021
Norway- Cohort 62
|
Norway

Experience the chorus of a raging river amongst the tall pines of Norway

Tuition for the six-month Guide Training and Certification Program is $3410 USD. This includes the week-long intensive training and six months of mentored practicum. It does not include travel, lodging, ground transportation, or meals. Please check current exchange rates for conversion to Euro, NOK or other currencies.

A Forest Therapy Guide facilitates safe gentle walks, providing instructions—referred to as “invitations”—for sensory opening activities along the way. These walks follow a standard sequence. Each walk begins with establishing embodied contact with the present moment and place. Next come a series of connective invitations, often improvised in the moment and adapted to the needs of participants. These may be followed by wander time and/or sit spot. The walks end with a ceremony of sharing tea made from foraged local plants.

Forest therapy walks are not hikes in the traditional sense. An entire walk is typically 2 to 4 hours in duration and often covers no more than a quarter mile distance. In that short distance most people experience contact with nature in a much deeper way than they ever have prior to the walk. On Forest Therapy walks, people have a wide range of experiences, some of which they feel are significant, even profound. Guides are trained in the skills and perspectives needed to be supportive witnesses of these experiences.

During these walks people experience the therapeutic power of the forest. The forest itself is the therapist. We don't train therapists; we train guides. By slowing people down and facilitating sensory experiencing, guides open the doorways through which the forest can accomplish its healing work.

Our trainers are among the most experienced guides in the world and each one undergoes a rigorous training process beyond their certification as guides. The trainers listed below on this page are subject to change based on trainer availability; no matter which trainers you work with, you will be taught by the best in the field.

In this training, you will learn:

  • The Standard Sequence of Guided Forest Therapy Walks
  • Professional standards and competencies: what a Forest Therapy Guide should know and be able to do
  • The pedagogy and fundamentals of nature connection
  • Nature and forest therapy research and effects on health care and well-being
  • Our framework for the Way of the Guide, wisdom on the inner aspects of the art gained through decades of experience
  • The leadership skills and style of the Guide archetype
  • Creating space for others to find their own authentic nature connection
  • Accelerating connection to deep mindfulness and bodyfulness through simple sensory invitations
  • What makes a good setting for forest therapy
  • How to facilitate restorative human connection through storytelling and witnessing
  • Our theoretical framework of deep nature connection through embodiment, liminality, reciprocity and relationship
  • Sequencing forest therapy invitations for maximum impact and benefit
  • Expressive arts activities for forest therapy
  • Somatic techniques for embodied awareness
  • Our aim is simple: to train competent guides. However, many participants report that this training profoundly affects many aspects of their lives.
About the Venue:

Dharma Mountain

Dharma Mountain is a meditation and freedom resort dedicated to helping people to slow down and rediscover their inner peace. Set in the midst of meadows, forestland, a small lake, and a beautiful river, it offers its inhabitants a chance to find a private corner of the land to rest and discover the natural beauty of Norway.

Dharma Mountain offers simple, comfortable accommodations in its cabins, meadowland for those who wish to camp, and a panoramic mountain view no matter where you stay. It also has a sauna available for rent. Dharma Mountain offers an early bird special until June 26th, 2020 for people who are staying in the cabins, so we recommend that you book your rooms soon after you confirm your enrollment.

Lodging

Participants have the option to stay in a cabin or camp, with camping as a less expensive option.

Each cabin has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen equipped with the basics, and a full bath. Participants have the option of either booking a single room or staying in shared accommodations, which means that they can share a double room or sleep in the semi-private loft in the common space. Should participants want to store their belongings in the room, but sleep in the common space, that is okay too. Each bedroom has unattached bunks with a larger bottom bunk.

Campers will have access to the main house facilities, and will need to bring their own camping equipment.

Meals are included with the pricing of both cabin and camping accommodations.

Pricing is for the entire length of the training:


Early bird special until June 26th, 2020

5900 NOK for shared room/loft

7160 NOK for single room

4500 NOK for camping


Normal pricing after June 26th, 2020

6500 NOK for shared room/loft

7760 NOK for single room

4500 NOK for camping

Linens and towels can be provided for 190 NOK.

Meals

The cost of meals are included with the price of accommodations. They include breakfast, a packed lunch each day, and dinner. Coffee and tea will be served in the morning and evening. You can bring extra tea and coffee and make it in the cabin.

Please note that meals will be pesco-vegetarian with 2 days of fish.

Dharma Mountain can accommodate gluten free, lactose/milk free, vegan and vegetarian options. If you have other allergies, please be prepared to bring some of your own food supplies (there is mini-kitchen in the cabins.) Participants should inform Dharma Mountain of their dietary needs when they make reservations, and no later than 10 days before the training begins.  

Each cabin is also equipped with a mini kitchen and there is a small grocery store within a 10 minute drive.

Transportation

It takes approximately two hours from Oslo to drive to Dharma Mountain. You can look for instructions on how to get there through bus/train on their website here: http://dharmamountain.com/locationn/.