Spending time in nature makes people happier and healthier — and as a Nature Therapy Guide, you can confidently lead the way. “Nature therapy” (also called ecotherapy and forest bathing) is an increasingly popular and scientifically-supported modality for improving well-being — sought by clients and “prescribed” by doctors alike. However, many people, distanced from nature for so long, desire a knowledgeable Guide’s help in reconnecting — and that’s where you come in.
Whether you simply want to deepen your own relationship with nature, or help others connect with the Earth, this course provides you with hit-the-ground-running skillsets for leading successful multi-faceted nature walks and meditations. Inspired by our best-selling book, the program helps you develop practical skills and knowledge in nature therapy, the natural history of your area, spirituality in nature, trail etiquette and leadership, and more.
With regular instructor interaction, you’ll learn to implement a structured-yet-flexible template for leading successful nature walks and meditations, cultivating bidirectional healing experiences between nature and diverse audiences. The 40-hour all-inclusive online certification is completely at your own pace (typically 1 to 6 months). Successful graduation will result in certification as a Nature Spirit Walks (Nature Therapy) Guide through the prestigious Natural Wellness Academy, including a beautiful certificate.