The BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills

extlink-grey3What is The BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills?

extlink-grey3How long is the course? and how is it structured?

extlink-grey3Do I have to commit to the whole course at once?

extlink-grey3How much does it cost?

extlink-grey3Are there any prerequisites to joining a course?

extlink-grey3When is the next BFA Certificate course?

extlink-grey3Is there a BFA Certificate course near me?

extlink-grey3Do I get a certificate at the end of it?

extlink-grey3Can I get credit for CPD?

extlink-grey3Can I get a BFA Certificate working individually with a teacher?

What is The BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills?

  • Most people initially learn Focusing for their own use in everyday life and in peer Focusing exchanges. The ‘BFTA Cert’ is an introductory level Focusing course which will help you to:
    • listen to yourself in a Focusing way
    • listen to others in a Focusing way
    • bring Focusing into your everyday life
    • have a Focusing partnership (a peer Focusing exchange)
  • The BFA Certificate course is a prerequisite to further training as a BFA Recognised Focusing Practitioner or Teacher

How long is the course and how is it structured?

  • It is usually 60 hours of teaching and practice broken into 5 “Levels”.
  • Usually ‘BFA Cert’ courses are held over 5 weekends held approximately once a month.
  • Some teachers offer weekly classes spread over several months.
  • Most teachers ask that you practice in between class time by exchanging Focusing partnership.

Do I have to commit to the whole course at once?

  • Most teachers offer each ‘Level’ separately so you can book just one ‘Level’ at a time
  • Some teachers offer discounts for booking the whole course at once.

How much does it cost?

  • Each Focusing teacher sets their own fees.
  • As of May 2012, the range of fees was from £ 90 to £ 135 for a weekend

Are there any prerequisites to joining a course?

  • Some teachers ask that you have an individual session with them before joining. This is to help you know if Focusing is right for you.
  • Some teachers have no prerequisites.

When is the next BFA Certificate course?

  • Here is the calendar of all the upcoming BFA Certificate courses.

Is there a BFA Certificate course near me?

  • Here you can see the BFA Certificate courses near you.

Do I get a certificate at the end of it?

  • When you complete a BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills course, your teacher will give you a signed certificate stating that you have attended an introductory course in Focusing and Listening skills.

Can I get credit for CPD?

  • Yes, just ask your teacher for a letter stating what the training was, how many hours and when you attended.

Can I get a BFA Certificate working individually with a teacher?

  • You won’t have the opportunity of practicing your listening skills with more than one person or the richness of other people’s questions being answered.
  • This is at a teacher’s own discretion. You would have to discuss it with them.