Professional training: I want to offer Focusing to others
A Focusing Practitioner or Teacher has the ability to open up the world of Focusing to someone who has never known it before. They may represent the entire field of Focusing, since they may be the only source of a person’s experience with Focusing. These are some of the reasons why training is worth a serious commitment of time, money and personal development for those who find it to be their path.
Becoming a Practitioner or 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.
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 can begin to bring Focusing into your practice in an informal way as soon as you start feeling comfortable with that. You need to make it clear to your clients that you are just sharing what you have learned for yourself on an introductory Focusing course.
- The most important thing you can do to support your clients is to continue to deepen your own Focusing practice for example:
- There are courses in using Focusing in counselling and therapy offered by our members that can help you integrate Focusing into your work.
- You would need to do one of these:
- become a BFA Recognised Focusing Practitioner
- or receive your Postgraduate Certificate in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy from the University of East Anglia
- or become a Focusing Institute Certified Focusing Professional
- or become a Focusing-Oriented Therapist
- If you want to become a BFA Recognised Focusing Practitioner, you need to have completed the BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills and be accepted onto a BFA Mentor’s training programme.
- You would need to either:
- If you want to become a BFA Recognised Focusing Teacher, you need to have completed the BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills and be accepted onto a BFA Mentor’s training programme. Mentors require you to have completed a Practitioner training before you can join the Teacher’s course.