A big part of being a certified forest therapy guide is joining the inspiring and passionate global community who together are expanding the reach of this much needed practice. We have often heard that it is one of the major draws of the guide pathway, along with a certificate that stands for quality and a model of nature therapy that feels accessible and learnable as a guide. Being part of the GIFT forest therapy guide membership gives you:
- the support to make the most out of your connections with this community. We offer all our guide members three calls every season around these three themes: Personal Nature Connection, Forest Therapy Guiding Best Practices and Cultural Contexts (for example business practices, marketing, working with different demographics etc.). All calls have a large focus on drawing on the wisdom of this continuously expanding community of guides aswell as incorporating keynote speakers on the various topics.
- continued access to the most up-to-date forest thepy guide training materials through our on-line resources library
- on-going promotion of the practice of forest therapy through supporting GIFT's commitment to global forest therapy outreach and research
- listing on our guide locator map
Please note guide membership is open for forest therapy guides certified through ANFT 2013-2017.