ANFT Staff

Michelle Hickey

Director of Membership & Social Media, Web Developer

Michelle trained in Cohort 3 and integrated forest therapy into her nonprofit organization, The Resiliency Institute, that empowers people to live, grow and build resilient lives, landscapes and communities. TRI offers year long courses in foraging, herbalism, and permaculture; forest therapy walks, garden tours, and grows food security throughout communities by designing and installing edible forest gardens & fruit tree guilds on public land. Michelle has a long history of holistic living and program management. She was the Social Media Director for LIFT Marketing Group, Program Director for Illinois Solar Energy Association, Project Manager for Seven Generations Ahead, Zero Waste Consultant, Assistant Program Manager for the award winning City of Naperville Renewable Energy Program, and owner of Bliss Essentials. She holds certificates as a Forest Therapy Guide, Permaculture Designer, Herbalist, Forager, Youth Yoga Instructor, and Registered Aromatherapist.

Upcoming Events with this Guide
SHIFT Festival
The Transformative Properties of Horticulture
Forest Bathing Workshop with M. Amos Clifford
British Columbia- Cohort 53
Kansas- Cohort 56
Norway- Cohort 62
Tennessee- Cohort 69
Maine- Cohort 66
New York- Cohort 60
Finland- Cohort 58
Colorado- Cohort 59
Minnesota- Cohort 55
Nova Scotia- Cohort 54
Northern California- Cohort 52
Southern California- Cohort 51
Forest Therapy and Peace Making
Book Signing with Amos Clifford & Rosita Arvigo
Women's Immersion and Men's Immersion
Summer Gathering of Guides in Chicago
Australia- Cohort 50
Costa Rica- Cohort 49
Georgia- Cohort 48
Houses of the Heart: Rocky Mountains 2019
Herbal Medicine and Tea in Forest Therapy and Beyond
Ephemeral Art in Forest Therapy
Council of Waters and 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 and 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 and Houses of the Heart: A day-long exploration
1st Annual International Forest Therapy Conference and Congress
Way of the Circle in New Hampshire
Way of the Circle in France
Way of the Circle in Southern California
Liminality and 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 and 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
SHIFT Festival
The Transformative Properties of Horticulture
Forest Bathing Workshop with M. Amos Clifford
British Columbia- Cohort 53
Kansas- Cohort 56
Norway- Cohort 62
Tennessee- Cohort 69
Maine- Cohort 66
New York- Cohort 60
Finland- Cohort 58
Colorado- Cohort 59
Minnesota- Cohort 55
Nova Scotia- Cohort 54
Northern California- Cohort 52
Southern California- Cohort 51
Forest Therapy and Peace Making
Book Signing with Amos Clifford & Rosita Arvigo
Women's Immersion and Men's Immersion
Summer Gathering of Guides in Chicago
Australia- Cohort 50
Costa Rica- Cohort 49
Georgia- Cohort 48
Houses of the Heart: Rocky Mountains 2019
Herbal Medicine and Tea in Forest Therapy and Beyond
Ephemeral Art in Forest Therapy
Council of Waters and 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 and 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 and Houses of the Heart: A day-long exploration
1st Annual International Forest Therapy Conference and Congress
Way of the Circle in New Hampshire
Way of the Circle in France
Way of the Circle in Southern California
Liminality and 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 and 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