BFA Focusing Practitioner Programme

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What is a BFA Recognised Focusing Practitioner?

A Focusing Practitioner accompanies someone who wants a guided Focusing session. You may also teach an individual person the basics of the Focusing process. You can also help people integrate Focusing into their own work.

Becoming a Practitioner is a possibility for someone from any walk of life. You do not have to be a therapist or have other formal credentials. This is a human process open to any person.

Focusing joins naturally with any kind of work in which you are attending to an ongoing process. For example, it can fit seamlessly into your work if you help others move forward or find more ease, or your work is about finding the right expression for something. You may combine Focusing with other practices such as coaching, counselling and bodywork.

Since you may be the only source of a person’s experience with Focusing, you may represent the entire field of Focusing. This is why training is worth a serious commitment of time, money and personal development.

What can I do when I become a Practitioner?

You will be able to:

  • offer one-to-one Focusing sessions to the general public for a fee.
  • teach Focusing partnership to individuals.
  • help others to bring Focusing into their work.
  • combine Focusing with your own work, for example: Focusing and yoga, or Focusing-oriented coaching.
  • join BFA.

How is the course structured?

  • Each BFA Mentor designs their own Practitioner Programme so each programme is unique.
  • You can join at any time and work at your own pace.
  • You will also have a Secondary Mentor to support your training.
  • Most programmes are geared towards your individual needs, taking into account your interests and goals.
  • You will be required to maintain a Focusing partnership.
  • We strongly suggest that you also have a special Focusing Practitioner Trainee as a partner for mutual support.
  • You may be required to repeat the BFA Certificate Course as an assistant.
  • Most trainings involve some written work as well as a practical project.
  • Most mentors also offer special workshops on working with individuals.

How much does it cost?

  • Each Mentor sets their own fees.
  • Most Mentors allow you to pay in installments.

How long does it take?

  • It will take at least a year.
  • The average time for completing the Practitioner programme is about 18 months to 2 years.

What are the prerequisites for joining a BFA Practitioner course?

  • You and your BFA Mentor both agree that you are ready to begin the journey to becoming a Focusing Practitioner.
  • You need to have completed the BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills or its equivalent.
  • If you have taken other Focusing workshops, your Primary Mentor may agree that they can be taken into consideration as part of admission or course requirements.

How do I apply?

  • Our application process is quite informal. Talk to a BFA Mentor about starting the Practitioner programme.

What is required to become a BFA Recognised Practitioner?

  • During a special Focusing session you and your Primary Mentor will sense into your readiness to work with people professionally. When you and your BFA Mentor both agree that you are ready, you will become a BFA Recognised Practitioner.
  • You need to have maintained a Focusing partnership for at least 2 years.

Who offers BFA Practitioner training?

When can I join BFTA?

  • When you become a BFA Recognised Practitioner, you are eligible to become a BFA member. Some people can join because they are members of other organisations, see About BFA