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The ANFT European Council

Our Mission

  • To create a supportive network and a community for all European ANFT guides, certified and in-training;
  • To raise awareness of, and participation in, the practice of Forest Therapy in all European countries;
  • To build allies and working partnerships across Europe with like-minded people working in the fields of:
    • Medicine
    • Environmental Protection
    • Social Services
    • Health and Wellness
    • Education
    • Parks and Land Management
    • Tourism

Who is the European Council?
Members of the Council are ANFT-certified guides and trainers from various parts of Europe with backgrounds in a variety of fields including educational programs, cross-cultural communications, health and wellbeing, law and IT. Contact the Council at europeancouncil@natureandforesttherapy.org

European Network & Community of Guides
The European Council facilitates and nurtures the community of ANFT-certified guides across all European countries through:

  • Webinars
  • Community gatherings (via Zoom)
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Provision of a professional PR toolkit for guides to use when communicating the benefits of Forest Therapy to various groups from mental health professionals to corporations, the forestry sector and landowners
  • And more….To find out more about the current projects and possibilities, to receive the PR Toolkit, or to join the mailing list, contact europeancouncil@natureandforesttherapy.org

Kat Novotna, Netherlands

Maren Pressinger - Buchsbaum, Austria

Liz Dawes, United Kingdom

Experience Forest Therapy in Europe
There is an ever-growing number of certified Forest Therapy Guides across our European countries. To find one near you, search the map by province or town at https://www.natureandforesttherapy.earth/membership/guide-directory#!directory/map Or, contact europeancouncil@natureandforesttherapy.org to get in touch with guides near you.

Guide Trainings in Europe
Forest Therapy Guide training is facilitated online and is organized by time zones, rather than as place-based training courses. Europeans looking to explore becoming an ANFT-certified guide can find the schedule of trainings here: https://www.natureandforesttherapy.earth/guide-training/training

Allies and working partnerships in Europe
The European Council is looking to connect with groups, institutions and professionals who:

Professionals working in the fields of medicine, environmental protection, social services, health & wellness, education, parks and land management, and tourism across Europe are invited to contact us at europeancouncil@natureandforesttherapy.org