Forest Mind (Metsämieli) training 2020
"Forest Mind is an innovation system of mental skills exercises designed to utilize and intensify the natural healing effects of forests. This method uses the latest, most widely accepted trends in psychology, therapy, and coaching, including mindfulness and life coaching, in a natural setting or with natural imagery".

Forest Mind has been created in Finland by Sirpa Arvonen, who has written and published 4 books on the subject since 2014. Read more about Forest Mind here: http://www.metsamieli.fi/Forestmind-fi/. You might also like to read about the difference of Forest Mind & Forest bathing: https://natureminded.be/2019/10/21/bosbadweekend-and-thoughts-about-forest-as-a-context-of-nature-connection/

This Forest Mind guide training will give you the certification to become a Forest Mind guide, and the right to use the supporting materials and branding in your activities. The training is meant for people from the health and social sector and/or the nature sector.

The training will be split between face-to-face meetings and distance tasks:

April 1st: Pre-task materials delivered
April 15th: Pre-assignment submission
May 2-3rd: Weekend intensive
June 15th: Course task submission
30 June: Certificates

The 2-day training will take place on 2-3 May in Merelbeke and will be facilitated by Tuija Widen and Katriina Kilpi. This weekend intensive comes with pre-work that will be sent in the beginning of April. Though the training is given in English (Tuija), distance tasks will be possible to be written in Dutch (Katriina).

The early bird price of the training is 550 euro excl. btw (when booked by December 31st). After December 31st, the normal price is 650 euro excl. btw. The price includes pre-task materials, 2 full days training program and materials, the license to use the Metsämieli branding and additional supportive materials (translated into English). Meals will be provided during both training days (included in the price).

After registering, you will receive the details of whether you have the appropriate background for the training. If accepted, you will simultaneously receive information about the payment procedure. The training will take place if a minimum of 10 participants sign up.

Registration for this workshop is binding. In case you have to cancel before 15th of March, you will get back the entire amount, minus 40 euro that will be kept for processing costs. In case you have to cancel after 15th of March, we will keep 50% of the fee plus the 40 euro for the processing costs. In exchange of a doctor´s note, we will return you the entire fee, minus 40 euros for processing costs. For this training, no KMO Portefeuille is at this time available.
To qualify for the training, you should either be a) acquainted with moving in and spending time in various types of natural environments either as a hobby, for your work, for volunteering, and/or to be trained as b) a coach, or mental health professional. Describe you background.
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