Global Institute of Forest Therapy
”Guided By Nature,
With caring hearts & Expertise,
we serve Your Forest Therapy Needs
* Forest Therapy Guide training *
* Nature Connection, Medical Health Research *
* Guide Community support *
* Trail Designation *
GIFT In a nutshell
GIFT is a Not-for-Profit that is committed to furthering the global movement of natural healthcare through training skilled forest therapy guides, promoting forest medicine, and collaborating in the evolving fields of green prescriptions and holistic health.
Are You Called to Join…
…the global community of forest therapy guides? GIFT’s certification program stands for professional standards, holistic ethics, professional community and reciprocal therapeutic relationships with nature.
a unique gift:
Medicine of Being in the Forest...
Also known as Forest Bathing or Shinrin Yoku in Japanese, Forest Therapy is an evidence-based therapeutic practice that connects people to forest environments through gentle sensory based invitations. Forest therapy guides are not therapists; they are guides who help people to deepen their connection with the forest; the connection between the person and the forest that provides the therapeutic benefits of the practice.
INDIGENOUS CULTURE SUPPORT PLEDGE
We pledge 1% of all training income
to organizations who work for indigenous peoples rights and ecological restoration.
Find out more here.
GIFT is a non-profit organization that cares deeply about people, nature and applying our strengths to rebuild strong, interdependent relationships between people and the natural world.
All photography, unless otherwise identified, provided by Ben Porchuk (BP) and Sky Buitenhuis (SB)