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2023 Forest Therapy Training

Pringle Nature Center, in conjunction with Teri Knuese, a Wisconsin-based Forest Therapy Guide, is proud to announce that we are offering the first US-based international Forest Therapy Guide (FTG) training conducted by the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance (INFTA). This training adheres to the International Core Curriculum of Forest Therapy (ICCFT) validated by experts from over 20 countries in Europe, America, Asia, and Australia in 2017.  Forest Therapy is recognized internationally as a preventative and therapeutic public health practice.  This FTG training is suited for medical and allied health practitioners, psychotherapists or environmental specialists who are active in hospitals, spas, resorts, hotels, and wellness centers, in government departments, organizations, companies or individuals managing their own practice.

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Belinda McCawley, Founder of Mindful in Nature

When I learned about INFTA’s Forest Therapy Guide training, I was bursting with excitement to sign up. From my first initial contact with Susan I felt supported on my journey to become an INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide. I found the course material, formal sessions and practicum informative and challenging. The training was well-structured and I always felt comfortable and safe to explore new concepts and ideas with INFTA. The personal transformation that occurred for me over the course of the Forest Therapy Guide training have been life changing. The mentoring I have been provided and continue to be provided on my journey has helped me to develop and grow as an INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide.

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