Nature and Forest Therapy Guides

ANFT Staff

Brenda Spitzer

Mentor

Brenda Spitzer is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Mentor, and Immersion Workshop Facilitator.  She trained and was certified with Cohort 3 in 2015.  She has assisted at Forest Therapy Guide Training Workshops in Illinois in 2017 and in Minnesota in 2019.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Northern Illinois University and Certificates in Natural History and Botanical Art and Illustration from The Morton Arboretum.  She also holds a Certificate in Sustainable Landscapes from College of DuPage.  Brenda introduced the “Nature Rx: Forest Therapy Walk” program at The Morton Arboretum in 2016, and has been guiding forest therapy walks at that location, during all seasons,  for the past 3 years.  She also guides walks for The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association.

Upcoming Events with this Guide
Dolphin Super Pod
USA, Tennessee - Well Being Retreat Center
Snowshoe Hare
Costa Rica, Playa Los Vivos - Forest and Beach, the Perfect Combination
Costa Rica, Monteverde - El corazón del bosque nuboso EN ESPAÑOL
Horsetail
Welcome Swallow
Yarrow - For Healthcare Professionals Only
Great Horned Owl
Swallow Tailed Kite
USA, Massachusetts - Land of Thoreau
Horse Chestnut
Chickadee
Salamander
Puma
Bluebird
Sweet Fern
Wild Strawberries
Fireflies
Hedgehog
Dandelion
Blue Spruce
Bluebells
USA, California - Mandala Springs
Exploring the Imaginal Realm
Chile, Pucón - Gaia Sur - EN ESPAÑOL
Ireland Cohort 5
North Carolina Cohort 4
Chicago Cohort 3
California Cohort 2
California Cohort 1
Massachusetts Cohort 6
Ontario Cohort 8
Massachusetts Cohort 13
Massachusetts Cohort 15
Banyan
Dragonfly
Red Maple- Specific Immersion at Aaron's Place
Canada, Golden BC - Quantum Leaps
USA, California - Manzanita Village
USA, Arizona - Camp Willow Springs
Canada, Ontario - Cedar Ridge Camp
United Kingdom, Yorkshire - Broughton Hall Estate
Wolf Pack
Coyote
Wild Tulip
Hummingbird
Toucan (Spanish/Español)
Giant Pacific Octopus
Red Tailed Hawk
Eagle Owl
Dusky Dolphin
Wind Poppy
Piping Plover
Grizzly Bear
Golden Eagle
Silver Birch
Dawn Redwood
Condor (Spanish / Español)
Ontario - Summer 2020
Northern Midwest Guide Gathering
New Year Call with Amos
Meadow Pipit
Partners in Community Forestry
Los Angeles - Winter 2020
Alpine Ibex
Kinnikinnick
Gathering of Guides in New York City
SHIFT Festival
The Transformative Properties of Horticulture
Forest Bathing Workshop with M. Amos Clifford
Red Dogwood
Kansas - Summer 2020
Pine Marten
Tennessee - Autumn 2020
Maine - Autumn 2020
Red Maple
Silver Birch Obsolete
Bee Balm
Flying Squirrel
Red Fox
River Otter
Gingko
Forest Therapy & Peace Making
Book Signing with Amos Clifford & Rosita Arvigo
Way of the Guide in California
Summer Gathering of Guides in Chicago
Australia - Spring US/Fall AU 2020
Costa Rica - Cohort 51, Spring 2020
Georgia - Cohort 48
Houses of the Heart - Rocky Mountains 2019
Herbal Medicine & Tea in Forest Therapy & Beyond
Ephemeral Art in Forest Therapy
Council of Waters & Trees Hollyhock 2019
New Hampshire - Cohort 45
British Columbia - Cohort 43
Spring Gathering of Guides in Georgia
Summer Gathering of Guides in Germany
Council of Waters & Trees at River Dart, England
Mountain Forest Therapy Immersion and Way of the Guide
Past Events with this Guide
Dolphin Super Pod
USA, Tennessee - Well Being Retreat Center
Snowshoe Hare
Costa Rica, Playa Los Vivos - Forest and Beach, the Perfect Combination
Costa Rica, Monteverde - El corazón del bosque nuboso EN ESPAÑOL
Horsetail
Welcome Swallow
Yarrow - For Healthcare Professionals Only
Great Horned Owl
Swallow Tailed Kite
USA, Massachusetts - Land of Thoreau
Horse Chestnut
Chickadee
Salamander
Puma
Bluebird
Sweet Fern
Wild Strawberries
Fireflies
Hedgehog
Dandelion
Blue Spruce
Bluebells
USA, California - Mandala Springs
Exploring the Imaginal Realm
Chile, Pucón - Gaia Sur - EN ESPAÑOL
Ireland Cohort 5
North Carolina Cohort 4
Chicago Cohort 3
California Cohort 2
California Cohort 1
Massachusetts Cohort 6
Ontario Cohort 8
Massachusetts Cohort 13
Massachusetts Cohort 15
Banyan
Dragonfly
Red Maple- Specific Immersion at Aaron's Place
Canada, Golden BC - Quantum Leaps
USA, California - Manzanita Village
USA, Arizona - Camp Willow Springs
Canada, Ontario - Cedar Ridge Camp
United Kingdom, Yorkshire - Broughton Hall Estate
Wolf Pack
Coyote
Wild Tulip
Hummingbird
Toucan (Spanish/Español)
Giant Pacific Octopus
Red Tailed Hawk
Eagle Owl
Dusky Dolphin
Wind Poppy
Piping Plover
Grizzly Bear
Golden Eagle
Silver Birch
Dawn Redwood
Condor (Spanish / Español)
Ontario - Summer 2020
Northern Midwest Guide Gathering
New Year Call with Amos
Meadow Pipit
Partners in Community Forestry
Los Angeles - Winter 2020
Alpine Ibex
Kinnikinnick
Gathering of Guides in New York City
SHIFT Festival
The Transformative Properties of Horticulture
Forest Bathing Workshop with M. Amos Clifford
Red Dogwood
Kansas - Summer 2020
Pine Marten
Tennessee - Autumn 2020
Maine - Autumn 2020
Red Maple
Silver Birch Obsolete
Bee Balm
Flying Squirrel
Red Fox
River Otter
Gingko
Forest Therapy & Peace Making
Book Signing with Amos Clifford & Rosita Arvigo
Way of the Guide in California
Summer Gathering of Guides in Chicago
Australia - Spring US/Fall AU 2020
Costa Rica - Cohort 51, Spring 2020
Georgia - Cohort 48
Houses of the Heart - Rocky Mountains 2019
Herbal Medicine & Tea in Forest Therapy & Beyond
Ephemeral Art in Forest Therapy
Council of Waters & Trees Hollyhock 2019
New Hampshire - Cohort 45
British Columbia - Cohort 43
Spring Gathering of Guides in Georgia
Summer Gathering of Guides in Germany
Council of Waters & Trees at River Dart, England
Mountain Forest Therapy Immersion and Way of the Guide