A Focusing Teacher has the ability to open up the world of Focusing to someone who has never known it before. You can help people to become Focusing partners. You can also help people to integrate Focusing into their day-to-day lives and their work.
Becoming a Teacher 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.
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.
You will be able to:
- offer one-to-one Focusing sessions to the general public for a fee.
- teach Focusing partnership to individuals and groups
- help others to bring Focusing into their work.
- combine Focusing with your own work, for example: Focusing and yoga, or Focusing-oriented coaching
- teach the BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills and award certificates to those who complete the course.
- offer special topic and advanced Focusing workshops.
- Each BFA Mentor designs their own Teacher 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 may be required to repeat the BFA Certificate Course as an assistant.
- Most trainings involve some written work as well as a practical project.
- You will be required to maintain a Focusing partnership.
- We strongly suggest that you also have a special Focusing Teacher or Practitoner Trainee as a partner for mutual support.
- Most mentors also offer special workshops on teaching Focusing.
- Each Mentor sets their own fees.
- Most Mentors allow you to pay in installments.
- It will take at least a year.
- The average time for completing the Teacher programme is about 18 months to 2 years.
- You and your BFA Mentor both agree that you are ready to begin the journey to becoming a Focusing Teacher.
- You need to have completed the BFA Practitioner Programme.
- 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.
- Our application process is quite informal. Talk to a BFA Mentor about starting the Teacher programme.
- You and your BFA Mentor both agree that you are ready to be a Focusing Teacher. During a special Focusing session you and your Primary Mentor will have time to sense into your readiness to work with people professionally.
- You need to have maintained a Focusing partnership for at least 2 years.