Membership in ANFT's global community of certified forest therapy guides gives you access to a multitude of benefits that support your professional and personal forest therapy practices, including research, resources, tutorials, professional development calls, and more. As an active member of an association working to professionalize and expand forest therapy around the world you’re voice to industry, government, and the public is amplified. Your membership includes our support to establish forest therapy guide best practices, increase professional credibility, develop collaborations and partnerships nationally and internationally, expand educational programming, and grow forest therapy into a valued practice by the public and health care system.
When you renew your ANFT membership, 5% will be donated to OneTreePlanted, a nonprofit organization that plants trees on 4 continents around the world: North America, South America, Africa, and Asia focusing on wildfire restoration, biodiversity and habitat expansion, agroforestry, food security and social impact, and watershed maintenance. $1 plants 1 tree. Let's plant thousands together! (Program began May, 2019)
ANFT Forest Therapy Guide Certification and Wilderness First Aid or equivalent certification are required for Level 2 and Level 3 Memberships. For people who attended an ANFT training, but didn't complete the practicum to receive certification, we invite you to contact our Director of Practicum and Mentorship. Should you have questions about membership, please email member services.
Anyone interested in supporting the forest therapy movement can join as a Community Member. All revenue from community memberships fund forest therapy guide training scholarships for individuals from, or serving in, underserved communities. All community members are recognized on our Community Membership page.