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Shinrin Yoku - Forest Bathing Diploma Course

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  • Online study
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  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What Will You Learn?

Modern life is forever moving, unrelenting in its eagerness to push us forward onto the next thing and the next thing, and the thing after that. And so our minds are just as busy. Too infrequently do we stop and enjoy the stillness of a place. Shinrin Yoku (also known as Forest Bathing) brings us back to nature. It takes us out of our busy lives and heals us - reconnecting us with our environments and ourselves. The Shinrin Yoku - Forest Bathing Diploma Course explains the theories, practices, and science behind forest bathing.

What is Shinrin Yoku and how we can use nature as therapy? The Shinrin Yoku - Forest Bathing Diploma Course begins by answering this very question, along with detailing the concept of ecotherapy and instilling an awareness of the power of trees, before moving on to explain t...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: What is Shinrin Yoku?
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Shinrin Yoku as Nature Therapy
  • Part 2: Using Nature as Therapy
  • Part 3: The Power of Trees
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: The Benefits of Shinrin Yoku
  • Part 1: The Natural Environment
  • Part 2: Physical Benefits I
  • Part 3: Physical Benefits II
  • Part 4: Mental Benefits
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Elements of Practice
  • Part 1: A Positive Experience
  • Part 2: Step by Step to Forest Bathing
  • Part 3: Share What You Notice
  • Part 4: Mirror Sensing
  • Part 5: Reciprocity in the Natural World
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Invitations in the Forest
  • Part 1: The Freedom to Feel
  • Part 2: Earth Invitations I
  • Part 3: Earth Invitations II
  • Part 4: Air Invitations
  • Part 5: Fire Invitations
  • Part 6: Water Invitations
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Messages in Nature
  • Part 1: Talking Trees
  • Part 2: How Trees Communicate with Humans
  • Part 3: Why Talk to Trees?
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Preparation for Shinrin Yoku
  • Part 1: Using a Guide
  • Part 2: Find a Forest Bathing Site
  • Part 3: What to Bring to a Forest Bath
  • Part 4: Stay Safe in the Forest
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Carrying Out Shinrin Yoku
  • Part 1: Be Still and Breathe
  • Part 2: Sit Quietly and Practice Mindful Walking
  • Part 3: Reflect Out Loud
  • Part 4: The Optimal Flow Guideline
  • Part 5: Embodied Awareness
  • Part 6: Walking in Forest Time
  • Part 7: The Tea Ceremony
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Bringing the Forest Indoors
  • Part 1: The Indoor Forest
  • Part 2: Bring the Outside Smell In
  • Part 3: Bring the Forest into the Medicine Cabinet
  • Part 4: Reset Your Body to Forest Time
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Further Fascinating Studies
  • Part 1: Phytoncides: Natural Oils
  • Part 2: Different Kinds of Phytoncides
  • Part 3: Forest Views and Job Satisfaction
  • Part 4: The Effects of Walking in Forest Environments
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: The Shinrin Yoku Community
  • Part 1: Forest Bathing Trails
  • Part 2: Training as a Guide
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Woman in an autumnal forest

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This course provides an in-depth knowledge of Shinrin Yoku. You’ll learn how it works as a discipline, how to take a forest bath and understand the scientific evidence behind the concept.

Upon successful completion of the course, you can:

  • Train as a forest guide
  • Take forest baths alone or with your family
  • Start a forest bathing group
  • Bring the forest into your home

Accreditations

The Shinrin Yoku - Forest Bathing Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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