Focusing Practitioner Programme (leads to becoming a BFA Certified Focusing Practitioner)
21st January 2022 - 31st January 2023 Online - via zoom
Professional Training Online
Deepen your relationship with Focusing
Develop your ability to facilitate a Focusing process for others
Expand Focusing into your life and world!
The online Focusing Practitioner Programme is a learning, developing and experiencing process which will take around a year to 18 months and is aimed to help you integrate Focusing further into your life and/or work and to equip you to introduce others to the Focusing process through one to one teaching and guiding.
The course will support you to facilitate a Focusing process for others, whether by providing Focusing one to one sessions, bringing Focusing in to an existing role such as counselling or another helping profession, or by weaving aspects of Focusing into some other sort of interaction with people.
The course will also support your own unique journey of bringing Focusing into your life or work in whatever way you wish to! For instance, perhaps you have a sense that Focusing can support your creativity, it might be that you wish to see how Focusing can enhance your personal relationships, you may wish to allow a greater connection between Focusing and your spiritual practice to form, or it may be that you’re interested in spreading the word of Focusing out into the world more. There is almost nothing in life that you can’t combine Focusing with!
This programme includes scheduled elements but will also take place at your own pace meaning that you will complete the programme at some point after the taught days and when we both sense that you are ready – allowing for mentoring sessions and your own learning process to take place in a time frame that fits your individual process. A commitment to regular Focusing practice throughout the programme is essential. The written work elements are intended to support your learning and development process rather than being particularly academic in nature.
Topics covered on the Programme will include areas such as
- Clarifying what the Focusing process consists of
- Getting the best out of our Focusing partnerships
- Introducing a new person to Focusing – teaching and guiding one to one
- Supporting people through Focusing in helping roles
- Ongoing Focusing teaching/guiding work with clients
- Applying Focusing in our lives – who am I and what do I need?
- Applying Focusing in our lives – how am I drawn to extend Focusing?
- Focusing and the wider world – how to talk about it, how to share it
- Focusing and relating – practices and attitudes
The online programme consists of:
8 day long taught workshops – roughly once a month on Fridays from January 2022
15 + individual mentoring sessions
3 secondary mentoring sessions
Possibly optional additional group sessions
Optional additional workshops (Revisiting the Skills Certificate or other teachers’ workshops)
In your own time
Personal Focusing practice, weekly/fortnightly
Reading and exploring around your project
Introducing Focusing to a number of people new to Focusing
Any other work on your chosen project
Written work will include reflecting on your process and summarising your practical work
To join the Programme you will need to have completed the BFA Skills Certificate
We will have a one to one session to explore suitability of the Programme for you at this time
Taught content – £600 (£75 per day workshop)
Mentoring sessions at £50 per hour (secondary mentors will each charge their own rate)
Allow for other costs such as other teachers workshops, books, possible additional group sessions
Dates – Fridays 10-4.30 exact dates may be subject to change
21st Jan 2022
25th Feb 2022
25th Mar 2022
20th May 2022
24th June 2022
16th Sep 2022 TBC
14th Oct 2022 TBC
18th Nov 2022 TBC