As a member of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides & Programs you now have access to the Member Portal where you'll find resources to support your professional and personal practice as a Certified Forest Therapy Guide. 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 familiar recognized practice.
When you joined an email should have been sent with login information to access the member only area of the ANFT website. If you did not receive this email, then go to Member Login and click on Request Password. An email will be sent to you with a password. Once you are logged in, go to Manage Account to populate your profile with images, a tagline, a bio, and links to your social media accounts. This is also where you can choose what information is public and what is private. Think about how you want the public to contact you to make sure that phone or email is visible.
This is where you'll access Member Only pages, such as, Professional Development Calls, Pro Deals, Press & Research, Guiding Tutorials and consulting opportunities as a Trainer, Mentor and Trail Certification Consultant. There is a Member Menu bar for all of the member pages. When you want to return to the main website, click on Home. To return to the member only pages from the main website, click on Member Login.
Connect with members from your cohort, or members in your area to organize community forest therapy gatherings. Spend some time writing your profile and tagline, upload some photos of your walks, and include links to your social media profiles. Your listing in the Member Directory is public and is how you will be found by people interested in scheduling a forest therapy walk or connecting. Make sure to have a way for both members and the public to contact you.
Get major discounts on gear, clothing, shoes, water bottles, and more from professional companies that you likely already purchase from. These companies value your marketing power as a professional guide to display their logo as you lead walks and reward this by offering you discounts and amazing specials.
Are you feeling the call to become a trainer or mentor? This is a path available to select member guides that begins with an application and interview. Learn about this path to discover if you're ready, then complete the application. ANFT is expanding rapidly and in need of more mentors and trainers from all over the world to serve the public demand for trainings.
ANFT has developed a process for certifying Forest Therapy Trails, Retreat Centers & Spas to increase awareness and to grow the practice of Forest Therapy. This also offers land managers a new marketing and programming opportunity. As a Trail Certification Consultant you will be trained to represent ANFT in the process of certifying trails and receive compensation for your services.
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