The vision of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy is for forest therapy to become integrated into health care (traditional and integrative) systems as preventative therapy to reconnect people with themselves, and the more-than-human-world. We appreciate your support in sharing the work that ANFT and our certified forest therapy guides do around the world. To learn more about ANFT and forest therapy, schedule a forest therapy walk, or film an interview, please complete this form.
ANFT has developed a specific approach to forest therapy that is widely emulated around the world. As of the end of 2018, we have trained over 600 guides who are working in 40 different countries on six continents. In every cultural context, the ANFT framework for forest therapy is providing the right combination of foundational structure and open-ended creativity for the practice to take root.
Guides learn the ANFT framework and the theory, philosophy, and skills to teach the practice effectively. Just as importantly, they learn a core set of principles and values. A few of these are: