Forest Therapy is based on Forest Bathing. What differs is mainly the level of guiding competency and skill in order for adaptions to be made during guiding, to better suite people or populations with specific needs. The guided Forest Therapy walk may therefore be perceived as slightly different from a Forest Bathing walk.
The Certified Forest Therapy Guide in the Scandinavian context, has aquired additional guide training; particular theoretical and methodological development, based on psychology and health supporting guidelines. The purpose is to make Forest Bathing and Nature Connection accessible also to those with more extensive health care challenges.