Forest Therapy Guide Training

Spain - Cohort 30

With Founder Amos Clifford

Weeklong Intensive 20 - 27 Sept 2018 | Practicum Ends March 27, 2019

This training will be presented in Spanish.

​Our Spain location is at Sanillés ​Eco-Park & Thermal Spa in the Spanish Pyrenees, just 2 hours from Barcelona. Only one mile from the village and main road, Sanillés is an exceptionally beautiful and relaxing resort. Sanillés has a mediterranean climate averaging 300 days of sunshine per year and is at an altitude of 3500 feet.​ The address is: Sanillés, Carretera de LlésLlés de Cerdanya 25726 LERIDA, SPAIN​

Localización:

Nuestra ubicación en España se encuentra en Sanillés Eco-Park & ​​Thermal Spa, en el Pirineo español, a solo 2 horas de Barcelona. Sanillés es un lugar con atributos excepcionales, a solo dos kilómetros del pueblo y la carretera principal. Sanillés tiene un clima mediterráneo con un promedio de 300 días de sol al año y está a una altitud de 1000 metros.La dirección es: Sanillés, Carretera de LlésLlés de Cerdanya 25726 LERIDA, ESPAÑA​

What is Certified Forest Therapy Guide Training?

This six-month training begins with a week-long immersion, which is followed by a field practicum consisting of a series of structured assignments completed over a series of six months. During the practicum trainees are supported by mentoring via phone or Skype and by monthly group conference calls with other participants in their cohort. Completion of a detailed curriculum is required for certification as a Certified Forest Therapy Guide (CFTG).

The Association's 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. In this training you will learn skills that are applicable in any forest ecosystem or bioregion. They can be adapted to other natural settings besides forests, and are also effective in human-built environments such as city parks and botanic gardens. They can be readily integrated with health promotion, psychotherapy, social work, recreation, nature education, employee wellness programs, conservation efforts and many other specialties.

About the Training Location
Sanilles Eco Park Pyrenees
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Your Trainers for This Event

Amos Clifford, Founder & CEO

Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. A student of Buddhist philosophy for over 20 years, Amos founded Sky Creek Dharma Center in Chico, California, where he emphasized the importance of meditation practice in wild places. Amos is also widely known for his work in restorative justice. He is founder of the Center for Restorative Process, where he has led the inquiry into how the principles of restorative justice can inform ways to heal the broken relationships between humans and the more-than-human world of nature. Amos holds a BS in Organization Development and an MA in Counseling from the University of San Francisco.

Alex Gesse

Alex has been working in International Strategy Development Plans of large corporations for the last twenty years in Europe, Asia, and South America. Now as Forest Therapy Guide, he develops Forest Therapy programs for large corporations and organizations to help companies to reduce stress, improve employees' well-being, stimulate creativity, and encourage team work. One of his great passions is to work with individuals in retreats in organized well-being programs, applying different Forest Therapy techniques. His main goal is to support participants to decrease their level of stress and improve their well-being. Additionally, Alex is also developing the KIDS & Forest Therapy Program for teens at risk of exclusion, where he has been working with different institutions toward the engagement of young people. In continuous learning, he is trained in business management, sociology, and communication through the body. He is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, holds an E-MBA by the EAE Business School de Barcelona, and is presently completing a degree in Sociology.

Geeta Stilwell

Geeta is a certified Forest Therapy Guide based in Portugal. She is the founder of the company Renature where she creates and facilitates restorative programs that promote wellbeing and health through Forest Therapy, nature connection practices, clean eating and self-care.  She works all over the world with various populations that range from the general public, corporate senior and junior teams, schools, families, mental health populations and individuals recovering from situations of excess stress and resulting depression and anxiety.

Her passion is to bring human beings back to nature and support the reconnection to the restorative potency of the natural world. Based on her own recovery journey, she creates a safe space for the nature connection and self-care journey to unfold. Over the past 20 years she has dedicated a great part of her time and resources to her own development and self-care journey and this life experience is the foundation for her work.

She is trained in Forest Therapy, Embodied Mindfulness and Conscious Resting and in the field of Healthcare as a Pharmacist. She is trained in Council and Active Meditation Techniques and is currently training to be a Life Coach. She holds a Masters in Business Management and is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

Isabel Verdauer