Amos Clifford

Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. A serial social entrepreneur, Amos is a leading voice for Shinrin-Yoku inspired Forest Therapy in the United States. The Association’s work has been featured in Oprah Magazine, NPR Morning Edition, USA Today, the Washington Post, Yahoo Health, Yoga Journal, and many other publications. He was featured on the January 2016 episode of National Geographic Explorer, “Call of the Wild.”

Amos holds a BS in Organization Development and an MA in Counseling from the University of San Francisco. He has authored many publications including “Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature” from Conari Press.


Events with Amos Clifford

The Way of the Guide: Forest Therapy
May 15, 2020

This program has been cancelled but Amos and Christy will also be presenting a special 7-day immersion this October, Alchemy of Forest Therapy: Week Long Immersion, October 18-25. Find details on Hollyhock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic here. Way of the Guide explores a process of working in partnership with the more-than-human world to discover and nurture the unique seeds of medicine carried by each person. Supporting the growth of these seeds calls forth a constellation of gifts that is the person’s way of embodying power and beauty. For beginners as well as seasoned guides. Amos and Christy will also be presenting…

Alchemy of Forest Therapy: Week-Long Immersion
October 18, 2020

The ancient alchemists combined substances and used the influence of their own minds to study the transmutation of matter and of spirit. As experienced forest therapy guides, we have been observing something similar: when the discursive mind becomes quieter and the intelligence of the heart comes to the foreground, a new consciousness emerges. Forest Alchemy is our ongoing exploration of what happens when we connect head, heart, and body in the crucible of the forest. For beginners as well as seasoned guides. Amos and Christy will also be presenting The Way of the Guide: Forest Therapy on May 15-20. National Geographic…