Programs and Activities
Forest Therapy Victoria exists to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Victoria by reconnecting them to the natural environment.
Private Individual Sessions
Individual sessions are offered to people who recognise a need for therapeutic intervention, but find the counselling room uncomfortable, threatening, or just plain boring. Individual sessions are ideal for those wrestling with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, trauma, high sensitivity, and a range of challenging life circumstances.
Individual sessions are currently offered at the Narr-Maen Wetlands in Croydon Hills.
Click here for more information on private individual sessions.
Private Group Sessions
Families, couples, or groups of friends that are looking for that ‘something different’ to do together can book a two or three hour session with any of the Forest Therapy or Wayapa guides. These are not counselling sessions as such, but are an opportunity to experience the health benefits of the forest in a unique and fun way.
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Public Group Sessions
Sign up for one of our public Forest Therapy walks and experience all the benefits of nature as you are guided through a series of gentle exercises and fun activities. Two and three hour programs are available. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Special interest walks, such as photography, pets, nature art, and grief recovery will be offered from time to time.
Corporate & Community Groups
FTV offers special programs for not-for-profit groups, churches, sports clubs, community groups, community health organisations, parent groups and corporate team builiding days.
These programs contain a small element of education around Forest Therapy, and then a practical experience under the trees. These programs are offered in various locations around Victoria.
Use the contact page to start a conversation about your unique Forest Therapy experience.
Kids Holiday Programs
Kids need to get outside more!
Sign them up for one of our FTV Holiday Programs to experience the benefits of having fun in nature.
Sign up to the FTV for dates and locations of this unique holiday program for your kids.
More detailed information about the FTV Kids Holiday Program will be available in mid 2020.
Counsellors, psychologists, social workers, mental health workers, and anybody else interested in exploring how Forest therapy could add another dimension to their practice, are encouraged to attend a three hour Forest Therapy Workshop.
An hour of education followed by two hours of practical Forest Therapy, this is a great introductaion in to the therapeutic world of Forest Therapy.
Click here for more information on professional development workshops.