ANFT Staff

Michelle Hickey

Director of Member Services, Trail Certification, and Partnerships

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
Taiwan - Fall 2020
Czech Republic - Spring 2020
Partners in Community Forestry
Los Angeles - Winter 2020
Germany Autumn 2020
British Columbia - Summer 2020
Gathering of Guides in New York City
SHIFT Festival
The Transformative Properties of Horticulture
Forest Bathing Workshop with M. Amos Clifford
British Columbia - Spring 2020
Kansas - Summer 2020
Norway - Summer 2020
Tennessee - Autumn 2020
Maine - Autumn 2020
New York - Summer 2020
Finland - Summer 2020
Colorado - Summer 2020
Minnesota - Spring 2020
Nova Scotia - Spring 2020
Northern California - Spring 2020
Southern California - Spring 2020
Forest Therapy and Peace Making
Book Signing with Amos Clifford & Rosita Arvigo
Way of the Guide | California
Summer Gathering of Guides in Chicago
Australia - Spring 2020
Costa Rica - Spring 2020
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
Taiwan - Fall 2020
Czech Republic - Spring 2020
Partners in Community Forestry
Los Angeles - Winter 2020
Germany Autumn 2020
British Columbia - Summer 2020
Gathering of Guides in New York City
SHIFT Festival
The Transformative Properties of Horticulture
Forest Bathing Workshop with M. Amos Clifford
British Columbia - Spring 2020
Kansas - Summer 2020
Norway - Summer 2020
Tennessee - Autumn 2020
Maine - Autumn 2020
New York - Summer 2020
Finland - Summer 2020
Colorado - Summer 2020
Minnesota - Spring 2020
Nova Scotia - Spring 2020
Northern California - Spring 2020
Southern California - Spring 2020
Forest Therapy and Peace Making
Book Signing with Amos Clifford & Rosita Arvigo
Way of the Guide | California
Summer Gathering of Guides in Chicago
Australia - Spring 2020
Costa Rica - Spring 2020
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