Nature and Forest Therapy Guides

ANFT Staff

Brenda Spitzer

Mentor

Brenda Spitzer is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Mentor, and Immersion Workshop Facilitator.  She trained and was certified with Cohort 3 in 2015.  She has assisted at Forest Therapy Guide Training Workshops in Illinois in 2017 and in Minnesota in 2019.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Northern Illinois University and Certificates in Natural History and Botanical Art and Illustration from The Morton Arboretum.  She also holds a Certificate in Sustainable Landscapes from College of DuPage.  Brenda introduced the “Nature Rx: Forest Therapy Walk” program at The Morton Arboretum in 2016, and has been guiding forest therapy walks at that location, during all seasons,  for the past 3 years.  She also guides walks for The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association.

Upcoming Events with this Guide
Dawn Redwood
Condor
Ontario - Summer 2020
Northern Midwest Guide Gathering
New Year Call with Amos
Meadow Pipit
Blue Magpie
Rowan
Partners in Community Forestry
Los Angeles - Winter 2020
Alpine Ibex
Kinnikinnick
Gathering of Guides in New York City
SHIFT Festival
The Transformative Properties of Horticulture
Forest Bathing Workshop with M. Amos Clifford
Red Dogwood
Kansas - Summer 2020
Pine Marten
Tennessee - Autumn 2020
Maine - Autumn 2020
Red Maple
Silver Birch
Bee Balm
Flying Squirrel
Red Fox
River Otter
Gingko
Forest Therapy & Peace Making
Book Signing with Amos Clifford & Rosita Arvigo
Way of the Guide in California
Summer Gathering of Guides in Chicago
Australia - Spring US/Fall AU 2020
Costa Rica - Spring 2020
Georgia - Cohort 48
Houses of the Heart - Rocky Mountains 2019
Herbal Medicine & Tea in Forest Therapy & Beyond
Ephemeral Art in Forest Therapy
Council of Waters & Trees Hollyhock 2019
New Hampshire - Cohort 45
British Columbia - Cohort 43
Spring Gathering of Guides in Georgia
Summer Gathering of Guides in Germany
Council of Waters & Trees at River Dart, England
Mountain Forest Therapy Immersion and Way of the Guide
Introduction to Forest Bathing at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
California - Cohort 47
Maryland - Cohort 34
Way of the Circle Northern California
California - Cohort 35
Norway - Cohort 39
Gathering of Guides in Massachusetts
Way of the Guide & Houses of the Heart: A day-long exploration
1st Annual International Forest Therapy Conference & Congress
Way of the Circle in New Hampshire
Way of the Circle in France
Way of the Circle in Southern California
Liminality & the Active Imagination in Forest Therapy
Maryland - Cohort 43
Slovenia - Cohort 40
United Kingdom - Cohort 42
Council of Waters & Trees at Farmhouse Inn Georgia
Council of Waters & Trees and Way of the Guide
Ottawa, Ontario - Cohort 23
Costa Rica - Cohort 33
Minnesota - Cohort 38
Colorado - Cohort 46
California - Cohort 31
British Columbia - Cohort 37
France - Cohort 44
New Hampshire - Cohort 41 (Full)
Council of Waters & Trees
Council of Waters & Trees
Ottawa, Ontario - Cohort 36 (Full)
Ohio - Cohort 29
Spain - Cohort 30
California - Cohort 28
Ottawa, Ontario - Cohort 21
California - Cohort 27
North Carolina - Cohort 26
Slovenia - Cohort 25
United Kingdom - Cohort 24
Florida - Cohort 20
Costa Rica - Cohort 19
California - Cohort 22
New Zealand - Cohort 32
Past Events with this Guide
Dawn Redwood
Condor
Ontario - Summer 2020
Northern Midwest Guide Gathering
New Year Call with Amos
Meadow Pipit
Blue Magpie
Rowan
Partners in Community Forestry
Los Angeles - Winter 2020
Alpine Ibex
Kinnikinnick
Gathering of Guides in New York City
SHIFT Festival
The Transformative Properties of Horticulture
Forest Bathing Workshop with M. Amos Clifford
Red Dogwood
Kansas - Summer 2020
Pine Marten
Tennessee - Autumn 2020
Maine - Autumn 2020
Red Maple
Silver Birch
Bee Balm
Flying Squirrel
Red Fox
River Otter
Gingko
Forest Therapy & Peace Making
Book Signing with Amos Clifford & Rosita Arvigo
Way of the Guide in California
Summer Gathering of Guides in Chicago
Australia - Spring US/Fall AU 2020
Costa Rica - Spring 2020
Georgia - Cohort 48
Houses of the Heart - Rocky Mountains 2019
Herbal Medicine & Tea in Forest Therapy & Beyond
Ephemeral Art in Forest Therapy
Council of Waters & Trees Hollyhock 2019
New Hampshire - Cohort 45
British Columbia - Cohort 43
Spring Gathering of Guides in Georgia
Summer Gathering of Guides in Germany
Council of Waters & Trees at River Dart, England
Mountain Forest Therapy Immersion and Way of the Guide
Introduction to Forest Bathing at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
California - Cohort 47
Maryland - Cohort 34
Way of the Circle Northern California
California - Cohort 35
Norway - Cohort 39
Gathering of Guides in Massachusetts
Way of the Guide & Houses of the Heart: A day-long exploration
1st Annual International Forest Therapy Conference & Congress
Way of the Circle in New Hampshire
Way of the Circle in France
Way of the Circle in Southern California
Liminality & the Active Imagination in Forest Therapy
Maryland - Cohort 43
Slovenia - Cohort 40
United Kingdom - Cohort 42
Council of Waters & Trees at Farmhouse Inn Georgia
Council of Waters & Trees and Way of the Guide
Ottawa, Ontario - Cohort 23
Costa Rica - Cohort 33
Minnesota - Cohort 38
Colorado - Cohort 46
California - Cohort 31
British Columbia - Cohort 37
France - Cohort 44
New Hampshire - Cohort 41 (Full)
Council of Waters & Trees
Council of Waters & Trees
Ottawa, Ontario - Cohort 36 (Full)
Ohio - Cohort 29
Spain - Cohort 30
California - Cohort 28
Ottawa, Ontario - Cohort 21
California - Cohort 27
North Carolina - Cohort 26
Slovenia - Cohort 25
United Kingdom - Cohort 24
Florida - Cohort 20
Costa Rica - Cohort 19
California - Cohort 22
New Zealand - Cohort 32