of Forest Therapy
The ISFT aims to open up suitable forest areas worldwide for use as healing forests. At the same time, it is committed to evidence-based research into the medical effectiveness of the natural health resource forest and the creation of a curriculum for medically valid therapeutic forest therapy.
The Society was founded on 7 November 2018 in Krems, Lower Austria and is committed to establishing an international fund for the conservation and enhancement of the importance of forest ecosystem services.
The ISFT created a consensus on quality standards for healing forests and thus laid the foundations for a structured certification and training system for the international establishment of healing forests and therapeutic forest therapy - taking into account regional and cultural peculiarities and traditions.
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. (mult.) Horst Klinkmann, F.R.C.P.
Manfred Baum, Germany
Dr. h.c. Mag. Heinz Boyer, Austria
Darija Cvikl, Slovenia
Sven Rüger, Germany
Alex Gesse, Portugal
Dr. h.c. Mag. Heinz Boyer
Dr. Stefan Seiberling
Prof. Dr. Sepideh Arbabi Bidgoli
Prof. Dr. Hiroko Ochiai
// Republic of Korea
Prof. Dr. Won Sop Shin
Dr. Darija Cvikl
IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
3500 Krems, Austria
c/o Prof. (FH) Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Tucek
Institut für Therapiewissenschaften und
„Josef Ressel Zentrum“
Campus Krems, Trakt G1, Room 1.09
Tel.: +43 27 32-80 23 67
c/o BioCon Valley® GmbH
18119 Rostock, Germany