NATURE AND FOREST BASED HEALTH AND WELLNESS TRAINING
-THE EUROPEAN FOREST THERAPY INSTITUTE (EFTI)-
The European Forest Therapy Institute (EFTI) is a “profit for purpose” Institute with a strong mission to achieve social, community and environmental benefits. Our trainings are the combination of the latest cutting edge research on forests and human health, international nature connection practices, science and ancient wisdom traditions. We respect the social, cultural and environmental context in which people live.
Our unique 5x5-model has been developed from research conducted with 121 Forest Therapy Guides, scientists, Land Managers and Health Professionals from 28 countries on the core skills, knowledge and experience necessary to be a world class guide.
We are guided by the latest developments in forests and human health, Forest Therapy, and Forest Bathing research.
EFTI offers two pathways for training certification: (i) Forest Bathing and (ii) Forest Therapy. These terms have been used interchangeably in the past, but EFTI has established unique differences in these practices that warrant separate training pathways; thus evolving the practice. The EFTI trainers have vast experience delivering Forest Bathing/Therapy. It is very important to EFTI that all trainers are European based which gives them an in depth understanding of the landscapes and forests they are working in. EFTI trainers have trained and mentored more than 150 people across the world including Turkey, Ireland, UK, USA, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Costa Rica.
-THE EFTI FOREST BATHING AND FOREST THERAPY 5X5-MODEL TRAINING WILL-
Provide you with a comprehensive toolkit and tailored individual support to integrate Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy into your work environment.
Equip you with a unique theoretical framework to guide forest bathing walks, experiences, workshops and retreats.
Facilitate and encourage you to design specific forest therapy interventions for special populations.
Enhance your relationship with nature thus supporting your healing and strengthening your meaning and purpose.
Enable you to integrate international nature connection methods, skills, and research to enhance your life and career path.